Murder And Related Criminal Charges

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The worst criminal offense you can be charged with is murder. If convicted of this crime, you could face a life in prison, or worse, the death penalty. In Illinois, there are various degrees of murder which include:

  • First-degree murder: The perpetrator intended to cause the death, or the death occurred during the commission of a felony.
  • Second-degree murder: The perpetrator committed the act when in a state of sudden and intense passion and due to provocation with no premeditated intent.

And related offenses such as:

  • Attempted murder
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Reckless homicide
  • Drug-induced homicide
  • Concealment of a homicidal death

Illinois Penalties for Murder

The minimum sentence for murder in the state of Illinois is 20 years in prison but if a firearm was used, the mandatory minimum is 45 years. Furthermore, if an aggravating factor such as the murder of a police officer or a death caused by arson occurred, you could even expect life in prison.

Take action to protect yourself now!

If you have been charged with murder, you need to take immediate action to protect your rights. We can help protect you from overzealous prosecution or exaggerated charges. Whether you have been falsely accused as a result of questionable eyewitness testimony or were coerced into confessing to murder, we will do everything possible to exonerate you. Many criminal defense attorneys are not properly equipped to handle a murder case, but you can count on our team at Martin & Kent, L.L.C. to effectively represent you. We have 42 years of combined legal experience and have handled more than 10,000 criminal cases.

You need to view your murder charges with the utmost seriousness. The outcome of your case will have a dramatic impact on the rest of your life. To ensure your rights remain protected and to take advantage of a free consultation, contact our officetoday!