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First Degree Murder usually involves the intentional and premeditated killing of another human being. The attorneys at Margoles & Margoles have handled many first degree murder cases, including such well-known cases as the “Craigslist Killer.”


In First Degree Murder cases, you need an attorney who is experienced in defending these charges at trial. There are many times no negotiations offered in a First Degree Murder case.

If convicted, the judge has no choice but to sentence that person to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.


Alan Margoles has won many jury trials, including a heavily publicized case where his client was charged with Attempted First Degree Murder of several police officers. The jury found his client not guilty by reason of mental illness.

Murder in the First Degree

Call: 651-690-1729

We can pursue your case aggressively

Murder and Manslaughter Charges

There are many factual situations that can result in charges of Second Degree Murder, Third Degree Murder, or Manslaughter.


These include intentionally causing the death of a human being without premeditation, unintentionally causing the death of another human being while committing a felony, causing the death of another person “in the heat of passion,” etc.


The attorneys at Margoles & Margoles, have experience in handling all of the above cases.

Criminal vehicular homicide and operation

If a person drives recklessly or under the influence and they cause injury to another person, they will be charged with Criminal Vehicular Operation. Depending on the severity of the injuries, the charges will range from gross misdemeanor to felony.


However, if the impaired or reckless driving conduct results in the death of another human being, the driver will be charged with Criminal Vehicular Homicide. We have successfully represented many individuals who have unfortunately faced these tragic charges. While the prosecutors only look at the tragedy that has occurred to the victim’s family, we recognize the tragedy that has also occurred to the driver and the driver’s family.

If a need arises, we will work with experienced investigators, ballistic experts, psychologists, psychiatrists, treatment providers, chemists, polygraphists, and other experts.

Working with the experts

Before you're in communication with the police, it's your right to consult with an attorney about your case. What you tell the police could be used against you in a court of law.


Allow us to represent you after careful consultation and evaluation.

Protecting your future

We believe that no client can or should be defined by a single moment in his or her life. Even in homicide cases, we have found that many of our clients have been good human beings who unfortunately made a huge mistake that they can never take back. We prove to the court our client’s overall good character, while defending the charges with all of our might.

We look at the whole person.

Murder, Manslaughter, &

Criminal Vehicular Homicide