Homicide/Murder in Ann Arbor
One of the most serious crimes that a person can be accused of is homicide. Killing another person is extremely serious, in both cases involving intent or premeditation, and cases where neither is present. For any homicide or murder charge in Ann Arbor, it is critical that you do everything you can to fight back to clear your name, which starts with hiring an experienced violent crimes attorney. The trial attorneys at Grabel & Associates have experience working with clients in felony cases, and know what it takes to help you or your loved one through a tough homicide case. Contact our Ann Arbor defense firm now for a free initial case analysis, and begin to take the steps necessary to secure an exceptional case result. We are available 24/7 for clients statewide who have been investigated for or charged with homicide or murder.
As soon as you contact our team, we will begin to answer the questions you have concerning your unique case and our approach to Ann Arbor homicide defense. Under the direction of trial attorney Scott Grabel, who has over 10 years of experience working with clients in misdemeanor and felony cases, our team will walk through every detail of your case with you, and develop a unique defense strategy based on the specifics of your situation. We know what it takes to achieve exceptional case results and are committed to providing exceptional representation throughout every stage of the defense process. Contact us right away so that we can help you through as much of your legal battle as possible. Every minute is critical with so much on the line, and it is essential that you don’t say anything to police before you are able to get in touch with an experienced lawyer.
Connect with our team as soon as possible and fight back against potentially life-changing criminal penalties.
Homicide and Murder Laws in Ann Arbor, Michigan
There are two degrees of murder charges which a person can face. The most serious, 1st degree murder, occurs when a person perpetrates murder willfully and deliberately with premeditation. Examples include poison and lying in wait. Murders committed during the perpetration of other serious crimes, such as CSC, robbery, or kidnapping, can also lead to 1st degree conviction. Additionally, murder of a police officer can lead to 1st degree charges. All other types of murder lead to 2nd degree murder charges.
Another type of homicide is manslaughter, which does not require premeditation. Both voluntary and involuntary manslaughter can lead to the same maximum penalties, though the specifics of the case will largely determine what the specific sentence may be. For a case to be considered voluntary, the killing must be intentional in the moment. Involuntary manslaughter does not involve intent, and includes accidental deaths.
No matter what homicide charge you are facing, there will be serious jail time, hefty restitution, and other penalties on the line. Work with a lawyer to prove your innocence, work through the legal issues involved in your case, and pursue a favorable case outcome.
Criminal Penalties for Homicide in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Our dedicated defense lawyers will do everything possible to protect against wrongful conviction and excessive penalties, and we know how much is at stake in 1st degree and 2nd degree murder cases, as well as manslaughter cases. Any 1st degree murder will lead to life in prison, while 2nd degree conviction could lead to life or any other number of years behind bars. Manslaughter can result in up to 15 years behind bars. Contact an attorney now and begin your fight for justice.
Our Approach to Homicide and Murder Defense in Washtenaw County
With ample experience working in complex felony cases, our attorneys know the strategies that are most effective in cases like yours. We have what it takes to represent you throughout every stage, helping you utilize your rights to your advantage, avoid police traps during investigation, negotiate with the prosecution, and prove your case in an Ann Arbor courtroom. Contact us right away to begin working with a member of our highly talented team, and let our attorneys guide you to a case outcome that aligns with your best interests.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Homicide Defense
To speak with a lawyer, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm online. We are always available for clients in Ann Arbor and statewide who have been accused of murder, manslaughter, or any other homicide-related charge.