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Homicide Defense Attorney in Chicago

Fulfilling Your Right to Quality Representation

Scene of a CrimeA person charged with murder in Illinois faces a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison. Additionally, there is a whole list of aggravating factors that can add years to that sentence. If it can be proved a firearm was employed, the mandatory minimum raises to 45 years. In certain circumstances, the accused may even face the death penalty. When considering the magnitude of the alleged harm and the severity of the possible penalties faced, homicide cases take on immense importance. We are ready to help you bear that weight.

We take your freedom as seriously as you do. Get in touch with a Chicago homicide defense lawyer now online or at (312) 757-8204 for your free consultation.

First vs. Second Degree Murder in Illinois

Illinois state law breaks homicide charges into two categories:

First Degree Murder – The unjustified killing of another individual where the act that caused the victim’s death was knowingly carried out with the intent to cause death or great bodily harm.

Second Degree Murder – Committing an act that would be considered first-degree murder if not for:

  • It was carried out in a state of sudden and intense passion caused by provocation from the victim
  • The victim was killed inadvertently when the accused was attempting to harm someone else
  • The act was carried out in supposed self-defense, but the necessity of force cannot be proven

What We Can Do For You

If you partner with The Law Office of Stephen F. Hall, we will:

  • Thoroughly examine the circumstances surrounding your case
  • Bring in expert witnesses
  • Employ forensic and ballistic professionals
  • Call in medical specialists, psychologists, and mental health experts
  • Work closely with law enforcement

This homicide charge is likely the most serious obstacle you have faced in your life. You do not need to navigate it alone. We believe that you are innocent until proven guilty and that you deserve legal representation committed to protecting your rights.

Let’s take it one step at a time. Start by scheduling your free consultation today at (312) 757-8204.

Contact Attorney Stephen Hall Today

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