Murder & Reckless Homicide
Illinois Defense Attorney - First Degree Murder
Involuntary Manslaughter ● Reckless Homicide
The Illinois criminal defense lawyers at our firm have defended people against murder and reckless homicide charges. The stakes in such cases are high and the punishment severe. A conviction for a charge of first-degree murder will lead to a sentence of years in prison or even life without parole. The penalty for a first-degree murder charge where a firearm was used is now a mandatory minimum of 45 years in prison, with no good-time, up to a life sentence. A conviction for attempted murder, second-degree murder (manslaughter), or reckless homicide or involuntary manslaughter can also result in a lengthy prison sentence. It is critical to have a skilled attorney who has experience defending people against homicide charges. Contact a criminal defense lawyer experienced in representing people in murder cases if you have been arrested or are being investigated for such a charge.
An experienced criminal defense attorney is especially critical in cases involving death or serious injury to another, and a person charged or being investigated for such an offense should contact an attorney before discussing the case with anyone else. If you, a family member or friend has been charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, or reckless homicide, contact attorney Don Zuelke for a free consultation.