The felony murder rule is a rule that allows a defendant to be charged with first-degree murder for a killing that occurs during the course of a dangerous felony, such as robbery, even if that defendant didn’t intend to kill or do the actual killing. The death may be accidental and not anticipated. For example,...
Armando Ortiz was wrongfully convicted of first degree murder and robbery. With the help of Attorney Mark Broughton and the Northern California Innocence Project, Ortiz was exonerated in June of 2008. Armando was wrongfully convicted in 2002 of the murders of Manar Jaber, a 19-year old Reedley woman, and her unborn child. After serving nearly...
My husband and I have really had our ups and downs these past four years and it was helpful to watch your poignant YouTube video a few months ago where you described a story about never wanting to leave your clients behind. We appreciate that, believe me, as this whole journey has been unbelievably hard. Thank you for your continued support as we approach what will hopefully be the final chapter of my husband's journey. I am hoping for the best of all outcomes.
Constant and continued support
After the first meeting with Mark, I knew we were in the right place. Mark was able to get answers and call all the right people to protect my child. We would never deal with the criminal justice system again with out Mark Broughton at our side. We are very thankful we found him and the matter with our son went away quickly.
Peace of mind with one phone call
Mr. Broughton is top notch. My son was facing a felony, strike charge. Mr. Broughton fought for my son's pre-trial release against the recommendation of the probation department, and my son was able to come home. Today, the case was resolved and the outcome was minor in comparison to the charge. I highly recommend Mark Broughton!