Violent Crimes Resulting in Death

Lake in the Hills Violent Crime Defense Attorneys

Aggressive Defense for Violent Crimes Resulting in Death in Lake County and McHenry County

lake in the hills violence crimes attorneyIf you or someone close to you has been accused of committing a violent crime resulting in death, you need experienced legal counsel by your side to ensure your rights are protected. Violent crimes are prosecuted aggressively, and a conviction can incur heavy penalties, including the loss of your freedom for a very long time. With so much on the line, you cannot afford to leave your legal defense to chance.

At Owens & Laughlin LLC, we have experience defending those accused of violent crimes resulting in death in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Our attorneys are former prosecutors and have defended clients for some of the most severe charges, including first-degree murder and homicide.

In fact, we are one of the few firms in the northern Chicago suburbs with death penalty litigation experience. We have an in-depth knowledge of the tactics prosecutors typically use in these types of cases, and we adopt a thorough, meticulous and aggressive strategy at each stage of the process to identify any and all holes in the prosecution's case, so we can effectively counter their tactics.

Penalties for Manslaughter and Murder Convictions in Illinois

Violent crimes resulting in death incur in felony charges, with heavy fines and long prison sentences for those who are convicted. In 2011, Illinois abolished the death penalty. Now that capital punishment is no longer an option, the most serious murder sentence available in Illinois is life in prison. Murder charges fall into four general categories:

  • First-Degree Murder
  • Second-Degree Murder
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Reckless Homicide

When charged with murder or manslaughter, you need to act quickly so you can put together a strong and preemptive defense strategy. This is why it is important to work with skilled criminal defense attorneys who have extensive knowledge of courtroom procedures, rules of evidence, and your rights and protections under the Illinois and U.S. Constitution.

Contact Our Illinois Criminal Defense Attorneys

At Owens & Laughlin LLC, we aggressively defend your rights by challenging all weaknesses in the case of the prosecution. We have successfully defended numerous clients accused of murder, and we have a strong track record of positive results in such cases. If you or a loved one has been accused of a violent crime resulting in death, contact our office today at 847-854-8700 or 847-752-8537 for a personalized consultation with one of our skilled attorneys. We assist clients in Lake County, McHenry County, Cook County DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, and Rockford County.

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