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Will County Homicide Lawyer

Will County Homicide Lawyer

Homicide is one of the most serious charges you can face in Illinois, and requires having a highly skilled and experienced attorney on your side to avoid the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence. At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, P.C., we provide the tough, tenacious legal representation you need when accused of these types of crimes. Our Will County criminal defense attorneys have over 125 years combined experience in protecting the rights of clients and in gathering the evidence needed to avoid conviction.

Homicide Charges in Illinois

Listed under Article 9 of the Illinois Criminal Code (720 ILCS 5/9-1), homicide represents a broad category of crimes against others, and the severity of the punishment is based on both the manner in which it is committed and the intent.

At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, P.C., our Will County criminal defense attorneys act as a strong legal advocate to protect those who have been charged with any of the following types of homicide crimes:

  • First degree murder, which is a premeditated killing, with both malice and intent;
  • Second degree murder, which is also an intentional killing, but one that was not premeditated or planned;
  • Felony murder, which is when a murder result during the course of a felony, such as a robbery.
  • Involuntary manslaughter, which involves an unintentional killing;
  • Reckless homicide, which is when a death occurs due to a driver’s reckless, willful,  and negligent behavior.

Proving whether a killing was intentional is a key factor in your case. A conviction for first degree or felony murder could result in the death penalty, while any action that results in the death of another could leave you facing a potential life sentence.

We Protect You Throughout the Criminal Process

At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, P.C., our Will County criminal defense attorneys take any type of homicide charge very seriously and begin building a strong defense early in your case. Under Illinois criminal justice system guidelines, this involves:

  • Negotiating for bail at bond hearings;
  • Attending preliminary hearings, where we argue to have your charges dropped or reduced;
  • Filing discovery motions to review the evidence against you;
  • Conducting our own investigations and gathering evidence in support of your case;
  • Aggressively arguing your case at trial before a judge and jury;
  • Filing appeals on your behalf in the event of a conviction.

With your freedom on the line, you need a strong Will County criminal defense attorney on your side. The best defense begins early, so reach out and contact Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, P.C. today to discuss the ways in which we can protect you.

We Are Open For Business

We are closely observing the situation regarding COVID-19 and taking all necessary steps to protect the health and safety of our clients and employees. All staff are following strict hygiene and cleaning procedures and following recommendations to limit the risk of exposure.

Because our services require close contact and interaction with our clients, we are acting with extreme caution to prevent further spread of the disease. If you are having symptoms of illness or may have been exposed to the virus, please contact us to reschedule your services. Our staff will be happy to assist you.

We are deemed an "essential business" under the Governor's Shelter-in-Place Order, and thus we will continue to remain open and provide services to our existing and new clients during this shutdown. In an effort to remain compliant with the social distancing directives of the CDC, and the Governor's Order, we are closing the lobby of our offices to outside visitors.

Our Joliet and Morris offices will remain open and staffed with attorneys and paralegals, and we will remain available to our clients by telephone, email, or video conferencing at the hours listed below:

Joliet: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Morris: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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