Murder Defense

Ralph Torres has earned an outstanding reputation in defending against murder charges and related homicides. He has aggressively represented numerous clients accused of murder, which exposed them to life in prison or even the death penalty. In 2005, Mr. Torres represented Marcus Wesson in the biggest mass-murder trial in Fresno County history. The People v. Marcus Wesson was a death-penalty case.

His distinguished record of acquittals in the Fresno criminal courts continues into this highly complex area of the law. Mr. Torres has proven that he can provide you with a skilled and compelling defense even when faced with charges of murder. In the following cases, the clients were found not guilty of murder after a jury trial:

  • People v. Marcos Aldrete
  • People v. Sergio Marmolejo
  • People v. Harbans Mann

Most recently in 2012, Mr. Torres represented Alejandro Barra against a charge of capital murder, which exposed him to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Despite a vote of 10-2 for not guilty, the jury could not come to a unanimous verdict, and the court declared a mistrial. The case was later settled for a plea to voluntary manslaughter, and Mr. Barra will be released soon. The result was an absolute victory.

Also in 2012, Mr. Torres represented Rafael Vega against charges of attempted murder and robbery, exposing him to life in prison. The jury vote was 10-2 for not guilty; because it was not unanimous, a mistrial was declared. Mr. Vega later accepted a hard-fought plea agreement guaranteeing that he will be released soon. This case also resulted in victory.

Mr. Torres takes each and every case very seriously. From crime-scene analysis and investigation to witness interviews and the use of forensic experts when necessary to strengthen the defense, a client can rest assured that Mr. Torres will properly prepare and vigorously litigate their case. Your future depends on it, and your freedom deserves nothing less.

Contact Mr. Torres to schedule a free consultation to discuss a murder/homicide allegation or some other violent assault charged in state or federal court.