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Murder Defense

Murder Defense Lawyer Decatur, IL

The crime of murder is taken very seriously by prosecutors, especially as they seek to convict an individual who has been arrested. They do whatever to takes to see that the defendant is convicted and penalized for the charges. Our lawyers at Johnson Law Group can prepare a solid defense to help you fight for your rights if you have been arrested for the charge of murder.

In order to protect your future, it is important to speak with a Decatur murder defense lawyer from our firm as soon as possible. We have over 100 years of combined experience that can be used to fight even the most difficult case.

Defense Against Murder and Other Violent Crimes

The crime of murder is a form of homicide. Murder is the term used to describe a specific type of homicide, a crime that is committed unlawfully and purposefully. Murder is the intentional killing of another individual, including an unborn child. It is defined in the Illinois General Assembly under (720 ILCS 5/9-1).

There are two categories of murder, first-degree murder and second-degree murder. First-degree murder is the unlawful killing that is deliberate and premeditated. It typically results in a sentence of decades or life in prison. Second-degree murder requires malice and is an intentional act but it does not involve premeditation.

If you have been charged with the criminal offense of murder, you will need a hard-hitting and aggressive attorney by your side. We know your rights and can take the necessary time to evaluate the specifics of your case. Prosecution officials interview witnesses and perform a thorough investigation.

For that reason, it is important to take immediate action to start protecting your rights by contacting a Decatur murder defense attorney from our firm. Even though the odds may appear to be against you, we can fully defend your case to give you the highest chance of a reduction or dismissal of your charges.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our Decatur murder defense lawyers!

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