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Are You Facing Charges of Homicide, Manslaughter, or Murder in Waukegan or Lake County, IL?

Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in WaukeganIf you have recently been jailed, or are facing criminal charges, for Homicide, Manslaughter or Murder it is crucial that you talk to a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Besides your attorney, do not speak with anyone else regarding the situation, particularly the police, until you have sought advice from with a seasoned criminal attorney like those at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer. Your silence is nearly always your best choice when you are coping with criminal charges. You are under no obligation to speak to the police. Rather, you should politely, but firmly, refuse to do so without your attorney present.

At the Law Offices of Winer & Winer, we have decades of experience, familiarity with the local courts and law enforcement, and the knowledge to assist you.

Call us today to find out how our criminal defense attorneys can safeguard your rights and work toward the best possible outcome in your case.

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Homicide, Manslaughter, and Murder

The terms homicide, murder, and manslaughter are familiar to most people. In fact, most people use them interchangeably to describe killing. However, under Illinois law, they have different meanings.

The term “homicide” means the killing of another person. Murder and manslaughter are specific types of homicide. Depending on the facts of your case, homicide may or may not be a crime. Some homicides are considered justifiable. For example, if there was a legitimate reason to kill the other person, such as self-defense or defending another person. If the homicide was justified, it is not a crime.

On the other hand, if the killing is not justified in the eyes of local law enforcement and prosecutors, the person will be charged with one or more serious felony crimes:

  • First degree murder, 720 ILCS 5/9-1
  • Intentional homicide of an unborn child, 720 ILCS 5/9-1.2
  • Second degree murder, 720 ILCS 5/9-2
  • Voluntary manslaughter of an unborn child, 720 ILCS 5/9-2.1
  • Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless Homicide, 720 ILCS 5/9-3
  • Involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide of an unborn child, 720 ILCS 5/9-3.2
  • Drug-induced homicide, 720 ILCS 5/9-3.3
  • Concealment of homicidal death, 720 ILCS 5/9-3.4
  • Concealment of death, 720 ILCS 5/9-3.5

The facts of the case and state of mind of the alleged offender at the time of the killing are the key differences between the crimes.

For more information about the above crimes see the Illinois Code for Homicide, Murder and Manslaughter online.

The facts of your case and your state of mind will also play a key role in building your criminal defense strategy. It is critical that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who is a skilled trial attorney immediately so we can begin to assess your case and best options.

Working Tirelessly to Protect the Rights of the Accused

The criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer have served Lake County, Illinois for decades. We know the system, the local prosecutors, judges, and law enforcement officers. Our attorneys have extensive courtroom experience defending clients in high-stakes criminal cases, like manslaughter, homicide, and murder.

We have a proven track record of achieving the best results depending on the facts of your case. Call the Law Offices of Winer & Winer today. Your next decision will probably impact you for the rest of your life.

Put our knowledge and experience to work for you, just as we have done for thousands of completely satisfied clients.

Known for our experience. But remembered for our results.

Hundreds of 5-Star Reviews*

Unbelievable. Absolutely Above and Beyond Service. – 5.0 stars

“David and his team did an outstanding job representing me. My case was complicated and involved many different systems including media relations. David was incredibly knowledgeable and I witnessed other Attorneys eager to ask him for his legal advice in the hallways outside Court. David was able to deliver results beyond my expectations and today I am back on the road. His rates were fair, reasonable and what was promised was delivered. If you want no-nonsense, effective representation David is the right choice”. ~ By a client, as written on the AVVO website.

Amazing service – 5.0 stars

“This is the second time I have been represented by Evan J Winer. He most definitely deserves a 5 star review. Talk about a good lawyer” ~ By a client, as written on the AVVO website.

* These clients were not necessarily charged with Murder, Manslaughter or Homicide. Nothing should be implied about the clients or charges by inclusion of these reviews here. The reviews only illustrate the attorney-client experience when working with the Law Offices of Winer & Winer.

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Experienced Trial Attorneys

Experience matters. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Winer and Winer have years of trial experience. We know the local prosecutors, law enforcement and judges. We are deeply familiar with all aspects of the local court system. Put our experience and knowledge to work for you. We are committed to helping you get through the process to attain your greatest possible end result. Set up your initial consultation right away so we can start the process of assessing how good your prospects are for an advantageous conclusion in court, or at the negotiating table.

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Waukegan, Illinois for Homicide, Manslaughter, Murder

Choosing the right criminal defense attorney to handle your homicide, manslaughter or murder case can be a complicated decision. But with over 50 years of combined legal experience and wide-ranging trial work, you can be confident that by a choosing the Law Offices of Winer & Winer you have made the best choice. We are very respected within the legal community and have a reputation for intense advocacy for our clients. The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer are among the finest legal strategists and trial attorneys in Lake County, Illinois.

Click on the following links to learn more about a small sample of charges we defend for our clients at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer. Call our Criminal Defense Attorneys even f you are charged with a crime not listed below. We defend all felonies and misdemeanors.