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First Degree Murder

First-degree murder is an extremely serious criminal charge, and a homicide conviction could result in a life sentence. Anyone under investigation or just arrested for murder will require the aggressive defense of a premier Michigan lawyer. You need an attorney who can deliver exceptional results in criminal defense cases, and Grabel & Associates provides first-rate defense in even the most difficult Michigan cases. We are dedicated to helping Michigan’s wrongfully accused and unjustly sentenced, and we are committed to practicing only criminal defense. Contact us now to access Michigan’s best criminal defense tactics and unrivaled outcomes.

Lawyer for Homicide Charge in Michigan

We understand the severity of first-degree murder charges and will work closely with you to develop a comprehensive legal approach. We know the stress that a potential life sentence can place on a person, and we will constantly consult with you, answering any questions or concerns you may have in order to ease the anxiety allegations can cause. If you or a loved one is at risk of life imprisonment for a murder charge in Michigan, contact us immediately.

Accused of Murder in Michigan

At Grabel & Associates, we believe in the founding principle that every American is innocent until proven guilty. We will objectively look into every aspect of your case and provide you with an honest analysis of your legal options and possible results. If you are accused of killing another individual in Michigan, you need a lawyer who will relentlessly protect your rights and aid you in every stage of the legal process.

Defense for First Degree Murder Cases in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Throughout Michigan

Contact us as soon as possible if you or a loved one is facing murder accusations. If you suspect you or someone close to you may be under investigation for murder charges in Michigan, you need to contact an experienced lawyer immediately. The pre-file stage of any criminal case is crucial, and hiring a lawyer never causes you to appear guilty. A lawyer can protect against aggressive investigative tactics commonly used by police and prosecutors, and speak on your behalf throughout this stage when police and prosecutors gather information used to convict you. Fight back against those trying to put you behind bars for life with a skilled Michigan criminal defense lawyer.

First-Degree Murder Charge and Penalty in Michigan

According to the Michigan Penal Code (750.316), first-degree murder occurs in the following situations:

  • the accused has killed another person using poison, lying in wait, or any other deliberate and premeditated method
  • the accused has killed another person in perpetration or attempted perpetration of arson, criminal sexual conduct (1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree CSC), child abuse (1st degree), any major drug offense, robbery, carjacking, breaking and entering of a dwelling, home invasion (1st or 2nd degree), larceny, extortion, kidnapping, vulnerable adult abuse (1st or 2nd degree), torture, or aggravated stalking
  • the accused has murdered a peace officer or corrections officer while the police officer was lawfully engaged in the performance of his or her duties as a police officer

Anyone convicted of first-degree murder in Michigan will be punished by life imprisonment. If you believe you could face accusations of first-degree murder, or have already been arrested on first-degree murder charges, contact the criminal defense team at Grabel & Associates.

Our Proven Approach to Homicide Charges

First-degree murder cases are extremely complex, and many details contribute to each unique charge. At Grabel & Associates, we promise to investigate every contributing factor in order to give you the most complete criminal defense possible. Without the help of a lawyer, you could spend the rest of your life behind bars, so contact a premier lawyer and defend your freedom.

In many first-degree murder cases, prosecutors must prove that the killing was pre-meditated and that the accused intended to kill the victim. We utilize innovative defense strategies to ensure you are not wrongfully accused of premeditated murder, and will do everything necessary to earn a great criminal defense outcome. Grabel & Associates will effectively use expert witnesses including doctors, psychologists, DNA specialists, and other investigative specialists to prove your innocence, and we will carefully examine every detail of your case to uncover any police or prosecutor mistakes.

Our criminal defense approach will give you an advantage in your first-degree homicide case, just as it has for past clients facing a variety of criminal charges. Our proven results demonstrate our ability to provide unmatched outcomes in criminal cases, and we will apply all of our legal skill to your criminal murder case.

Contact Us for Homicide Defense Lawyer in Michigan

If you are facing charges of murder in the first degree, it is absolutely essential that you contact Grabel & Associates as soon as possible. We understand how important it is to get an attorney immediately, which is why we are available 24/7 at our toll-free number. Call 1-800-342-7896 to speak with an experienced Michigan criminal case analyst concerning your charges, or contact us online. You can even set up a free consultation with acclaimed trial attorney Scott Grabel, who has spent over a decade successfully defending Michigan’s accused.

You need to gain an edge on prosecutors if you want to avoid life imprisonment for a murder charge, so contact Michigan’s best criminal defense firm. Grabel & Associates will aggressively defend you in any of Michigan’s 83 counties, and our effective defense techniques will give you the edge you need to earn the best possible result.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.