Central Illinois Homicide Attorneys
Charged with Murder or Manslaughter in IL?
You don’t need anyone to tell you that murder and manslaughter are serious charges. You are likely feeling overwhelmed and worried about the future. Rest assured that you are taking the right step right now by researching criminal defense attorneys.
You are innocent until proven guilty, and you have the right to a fair trial. No matter how bleak the situation may seem, there is always more to criminal cases than meets the eye. The homicide lawyers of Johnson Law Group in Central Illinois have over 100 years of combined experience. We can provide you with the dedicated, knowledgeable, and aggressive representation you need when facing these charges.
The Difference Between Murder & Manslaughter
Although the charges share similarities, murder and manslaughter have many important differences. Manslaughter generally refers to crimes where there was no forethought or intent. This includes “heat of the moment” crimes, wherein a person is irrational and ends another person’s life in an act of passion. Manslaughter can also refer to involuntary crimes, such as killing someone through negligence rather than a deliberate act of violence.
Murder is the more serious of the two charges, as it is generally only applied when the defendant acted with the intent to kill.
Our team can assist you if you have been charged with any of the following:
- Voluntary Manslaughter
- Involuntary Manslaughter
- Reckless Homicide
- Attempted Murder
Get the Dedicated Representation You Need
There’s a lot on the line for a murder or manslaughter charge. Prosecutors will always push for the strictest penalties possible. It is imperative that you have a skilled attorney protecting your interests. In court, the prosecution can twist the details so the situation seems worse than it actually was. Our Central Illinois homicide attorneys can ensure that your side of the story is heard and the details fairly presented.
For more information, call (309) 565-8825 today to request a free consultation.
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