Second Degree Murder


Murder charges are extremely severe, and the resulting punishments if you are convicted of murder will be life-changing. Fortunately, Grabel & Associates gives hope to those facing potential wrongful conviction or unjust sentencing. We work to aggressively defend clients in second-degree murder cases and will relentlessly strive to achieve an unrivaled result in your case.

Attorney for Homicide Charges in Michigan

Homicide cases require the careful investigation of an objective attorney, along with knowledgeable guidance at every stage in your case. The stakes are extremely high in homicide cases, and we want to help you avoid long-term imprisonment and all other negative effects that a criminal conviction can bring. Although charges of second-degree murder are not as severe as charges of first-degree murder, the punishments for both are exceptionally harsh and in some cases, exactly the same. Contact a lawyer immediately if you believe you could be charged with murder in the second degree or if you have already been charged with second-degree murder. Grabel & Associates is a premier choice for anyone accused of homicide in Michigan seeking an exceptional criminal defense outcome.

Michigan Murder Charge Defense Lawyer

If you are under investigation for killing another person, you could be charged with first or second degree murder. Contacting a lawyer often results in charges never being filed, or in dropped charges, and never implicates you in a crime. The investigative stage of any criminal case is crucial to your defense, as police and prosecutors will work to collect evidence against you and get you to say exactly what they need to hear. Avoid falling prey to aggressive investigative tactics by teaming up with the experienced attorneys at one of Michigan’s best defense firms.

Attorney Defending Clients Facing Second Degree Murder Charges in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan

If you have already been charged with second-degree murder, contact an attorney immediately. We will make sure you understand the charges against you and are properly prepared for court proceedings, enabling you to achieve a great case outcome. Our lawyers combine for over 100 years of experience and have skillfully directed clients facing charges just like yours. Contact us right now to start constructing an effective defense.

Second-Degree Murder Charge and Punishment in Michigan

Second-degree murder is defined in the Michigan Penal Code (750.317) as all other kinds of murder that are not defined as first-degree murder. This is a wide-ranging category and you will need a lawyer to help you comprehend every issue affecting your unique case. Essentially, any murder that is not premeditated, committed in the perpetration of any crime listed in Section 750.316 (including arson, CSC, robbery, carjacking, breaking and entering of a dwelling, home invasion, larceny, extortion, kidnapping, vulnerable adult abuse, torture, stalking), or committed against a police officer, is classified as a second-degree murder. If you believe you may be at risk for homicide charges in the 1st or 2nd degree, you need a lawyer right now.

The criminal penalty for murder in the second degree ultimately rests in the hands of the court, and could result in life imprisonment or any other term of years. If you want to avoid life imprisonment or any other unjust jail term, contact Grabel & Associates now. We will aggressively fight against accusations of homicide and work to protect your rights. We believe that every client is innocent until proven guilty and will defend you until the very end of the criminal process.

Our Effective Approach to Criminal Homicide Accusations

When the rest of your life is on the line, you need a lawyer who will step up and achieve the best result in every stage of your case. We defend every client with a focus on final results, and we will continuously consult with you to make certain that our defense strategy perfectly lines up with your legal goals. We will both guide you in making the best decisions and allow you to take complete control of your case, with a complete understanding of your legal possibilities and what any action could mean for your future.

We conduct a thorough investigation of every detail in every case we take, and this careful scrutinizing is especially key in homicide cases. We never trust the police report and will look at every aspect of the case ourselves to uncover any piece of information that could help earn your freedom. We also utilize expert witnesses such as doctors, psychologists, and investigative experts in order to demonstrate your innocence and earn your freedom. Our dynamic, innovative tactics have been successful in thousands of past cases, which is why our firm is recognized as one of Michigan’s best.

Our team has been defending for over a decade, and we combine for more than one hundred years of legal experience. Look at our proven results and see how our experience contributes to our clients’ cases, and contact us now to receive the same effective criminal defense representation.

Lawyer to Defend Michigan Second-Degree Murder Accusations

If you or a loved one is under investigation for murder or has already been charged with murder in the second degree, contact us right away. The sooner we start building a defense for your case, the better your chances of avoiding criminal penalties. We understand that criminal cases are time sensitive, and we are available 24/7 to begin work on your case. Call us, toll free, right now at 1-800-342-7896, or contact us online. You can even set up a free consultation with Scott Grabel to learn more about our criminal defense approach and how our individualized representation can help you in your case. Don’t let a murder accusation destroy the rest of your life.