Murder & Manslaughter

At Motevalli Law Group we represent clients charged with serious criminal offences, such as murder and manslaughter. Such allegations are of the utmost gravity and choosing the right legal representation is crucial.

What is murder? Murder occurs where a person who causes the death of a human being either intends to cause death or intends to cause bodily harm which they know is likely to cause death and are reckless whether death ensues or not.

In Canada, murder is classified as either first or second degree. For example murder is classified as first degree if:

  • It was planned and deliberate
  • Was committed against an identified peace officer
  • Was committed while committing or attempting to commit sexual assault, kidnapping or forcible confinement; or
  • Committed during a hostage taking scenario

Sentencing

First-Degree Murder: carries an automatic sentence of life imprisonment. Those convicted may be eligible for parole only after a minimum period of 25 years.

Second-Degree Murder: carries an automatic sentence of life imprisonment. Those convicted may be eligible for parole after a minimum period of 10 years.

Manslaughter: carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, however, in the event of a conviction most cases resolve with a much lower sentence.

Was there Provocation? Was the murder committed in the midst of a heated altercation wherein an individual loses some power of self-control.

Was the accused impaired by drugs or alcohol? Was the murder committed while under the influence of a mind-altering substance which negated the accused’s ability to form the intent to cause death.

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Testimonials

Life happened and I had to call someone at 3 am – only person to answer and he answered so promptly I thought I was talking to a voicemail.

- Sam H.

Excellent service, in the beginning I didn’t know what to think. I would definitely recommend Hossein Motevalli. All charges against me were withdrawn after a 6 day trial was scheduled!

- Lewis L

I was extremely nervous when I was originally charged. Mr. Hossein Motevalli went to all my court dates and was able to have all charges against me withdrawn before trial.

- Gordin M.

I’ve been in and out of court half my life represented by numerous lawyers who were just doing their jobs until I walked into Mr. Hossein Motevalli’s office.

- Ben P.

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