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Santa Rosa Murder Defense Attorney

Experienced Defense Against Murder Charges in California

While all criminal charges are serious matters, perhaps none are as severe as murder. Being accused of willfully taking someone else’s life is a stressful and overwhelming experience. If you are currently dealing with murder charges, you may be wondering if you have to spend the rest of your life behind bars, or whether you can find decent work with a criminal record upon your release.

In California, a person accused of murder can be charged with the following:

  • First-degree murder-The most serious murder charge available, first-degree murder involves premeditation or the deliberate intent to kill another person. This charge is subject to 25 years to life in prison.
  • Second-degree murder – Second-degree murder is intentional murder but has no indication of planning or premeditation behind it. Defendant is subject to 15 years to life in prison.

So what should you do next? I, Joe Bisbiglia, strongly recommend that you seek my tough legal representation before pleading guilty out of desperation. As incriminating as existing evidence may be, there are various legal options available to you.

Why Choose The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia

During my more than 10 years of experience, I have handled thousands of criminal cases and obtained successful results. With my help, I may be able to prove that your actions were not premeditated or that you were acting in self-defense, which can result in a more favorable case outcome. I am ready to help you craft a compelling and convincing case aimed at reducing or dismissing your charges. My experience as a trial lawyer could be extremely beneficial to you, especially in court. I am not afraid to call into question evidence or witness testimonies when it comes to defending the rights of my clients. You can be confident of this.

Have more questions for me? Request a case consultation!

Contact Our Murder Defense Lawyer in Santa Rosa Today

As the founder of The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia, I pride myself in having built a reputation for providing topnotch legal services for individuals accused of murder in Santa Rosa, CA. I am relentless, passionate, and tough on behalf of my clients, both inside and outside of court.

For more information about how I can be of assistance with your murder charges, please do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible.

Have Questions?

Criminal Defense FAQ
  • I am innocent—do I still need a criminal defense attorney?
    Yes! If you have been arrested there is a chance you may be convicted, even if you truly did nothing wrong. Having a Santa Rosa criminal defense attorney from The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia on your side can aggressively fight to protect you from false charges. An experienced attorney can make all the difference when standing up for you so your choice of representation is a very important one.
  • What is the difference between probation and parole?
    Parole takes place after a person has spent time in prison, whereas probation may be used as an actual alternative criminal sentence. Parole is usually used to monitor a person who has been released from jail. Probation is a criminal sentence for those convicted of lesser offenses.
  • How does the prosecution determine the charges I will face?
    The prosecution will look to convict you on charges they feel have sufficient evidence for a conviction. A case will typically be dropped if the prosecution feels that there is not enough evidence to reach a conviction. What constitutes enough evidence to the prosecutor is up to their discretion.
  • What is a grand jury?
    Grand juries are made up of individuals used to determine if enough evidence exists in order to take a case to trial. A grand jury will use witness testimony, documentation, and other evidence in reaching its determination. The grand jury will decide whether the case will go to trial in the end.
  • Will I be arrested for refusing to give police a statement?
    Exercising you right to silence cannot be used against you. You are protected from testifying against yourself by the Fifth Amendment. If a police officer is trying to intimidate you into giving a statement, get in touch with a criminal defense attorney immediately.


Read What My Clients Have Said About My Counsel
    “It felt like we had an advocate on our side and that support made all the difference.”

    When my son was unexpectedly arrested this year, I was fortunate to receive a recommendation to Mr. Bisbiglia. He readily agreed to meet my son, listen to his story, and represent him. Mr. Bisbiglia was professional in every encounter throughout the process, whether in his office or in the courtroom. He was conscious of the sensitivity of the subject matter and carefully weighed decisions based on his knowledge of the criminal justice system in conjunction with my son’s state of being. His expertise was invaluable. Mr. Bisbiglia’s poise in the court room comes from years of experience, knowledge, and rapport with parties involved. He helped us navigate what was a foreign process to us. I was especially impressed by the compassion he showed towards my son, treating him with dignity and respect. It felt like we had an advocate on our side and that support made all the difference. Mr. Bisbiglia was communicative and clearly committed to the best possible outcome for my son’s future. I would highly recommend him as a qualified, dedicated, and caring criminal defense attorney.

    “I highly recommend the Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia to any persons looking for a confident defense attorney.”
    “He is genuine and passionate about what he does and if you visit his official website you’ll see there’s a reason why he chose the profession he’s in. During my case, he was forthcoming and open about my options and made sure I was aware ”
    - Gilbert S.
    “Mr. Joe Bisbiglia is an outstanding professional.”
    “From the moment I contacted his office, I received timely, courteous and personal replies concerning every aspect of my DUI case. I was made to feel like a unique individual, not a faceless entity or case number.”
    - Joanna M.
    “I would recommend him to anyone if you are unfortunate to get a DUI.”
    “I got DUI in Santa Rosa and was recommended to use Joe. He gave a Flat fee of 2000 which was awesome compared to other lawyers who said a variable between 3500-5000.”
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    “Mr. Bisbiglia is by far the best defense lawyer to work with in Sonoma County.”
    “His professionalism in representing me in my own personal case helped me during a time of turmoil and confusion. He truly cares about what he does and was dedicated to making sure any and all questions I had were answered in a timely manner.”
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    “Joe works miracles literally my fiancé was for sure on his way to prison and he got him out of a prison twice!”
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