Murder & Reckless Homicide

Illinois Defense Attorney - First Degree Murder
Involuntary Manslaughter ‚óŹ 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.