Homicide/Murder Lawyer in Muskegon
If you or a loved one is accused of killing another person, it is very important that you begin working to fight back against wrongful conviction and the life-altering penalties that could result. Our team of experienced Muskegon defense attorneys understand how sensitive criminal cases involving the loss of life can be, and we are familiar with the defense tactics which can assist clients in proving their innocence after homicide or murder accusations in Muskegon. Grabel & Associates is ready now to begin working with you or your loved one after a criminal investigation or arrest, and our aggressive defense team will immediately provide you with a free initial case consultation.
Our team of Muskegon homicide defense attorneys has experienced fighting for clients who have been wrongly accused of:
- First Degree Murder
- Second Degree Murder
- Voluntary Manslaughter
- Involuntary Manslaughter
If you are accused of any of these charges or another homicide charge in Muskegon, contact Grabel & Associates now. Our team has over a decade of experience working with clients in tough criminal cases, and we know what it takes to achieve exceptional case results in even the most complex situations. Under the direction of talented trial lawyer Scott Grabel, our team of attorneys will do whatever it takes to ensure your side of the story is told, and will work to protect your rights and freedom throughout investigation, bargaining, and a potential trial.
Homicide Laws – Murder Defense Attorney in Michigan
When you are accused of murder, there are a number of charges that you could be facing, and contacting an attorney early on in your case may help you better understand the unique legal issues involved in your case.
First-degree murder charges involve premeditation, defined in Section 750.316 as poison, lying in wait, or any other willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing. Cases involving murder charges committed while perpetrating arson, CSC, major drug offenses, robbery, carjacking, breaking and entering, home invasion, larceny, extortion, kidnapping, or other charges can also lead to first-degree charges. Additionally, murdering a peace or corrections officer while he or she is lawfully engaged in the performance of his or her duties will lead to first degree charges.
Any other type of murder is charged as second-degree murder, and can still result in extremely serious penalties. Always speak with a lawyer before taking any action in your case, and fight back against wrongful conviction.
Penalties for First and Second Degree Murder
If convicted of first-degree murder, you will be sentenced to up to life in prison without parole, according to the Michigan Penal Code. Second degree murder conviction can result in up to life in state prison as well, though the court has the ability to hand out a sentence of any number of years.
If your case does not involve premeditation, you may still be charged with voluntary manslaughter, if the killing was intentional, or involuntary manslaughter, if the killing was unintentional. Manslaughter charges can result in up to 15 years in prison and significant fines. Contact a murder defense attorney in Muskegon now and start working to avoid life-changing penalties.
Our Approach to Muskegon Violent Crimes Defense
When you are accused of a charge as serious as homicide, it might seem as if everyone is against you, and can be frustrating trying to ensure the truth gets out. As police and prosecutors seek evidence against you, having someone on your side who is willing to do whatever it takes to protect your best interests may be a critically important difference maker. As you work through the unique legal issues you will face in your specific case, our attorneys will ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of what you need to do to protect yourself, as well as what options may be available to you as you proceed through the criminal justice process. Let our team assist you in making educated decisions about your legal future, and begin working to fight life-altering punishment now.
Our proven results show why Grabel & Associates is trusted by clients in Muskegon and statewide to defend against felony accusations. Contact us now for a free initial case consultation and begin your fight for justice.
Contact Grabel & Associates 24/7 for Murder Defense in Muskegon
Scott Grabel is regarded as a leader in Muskegon, MI criminal defense, and with extensive experience fighting for clients in tough felony cases, can provide the best possible defense throughout every stage of a criminal battle. Call 1-800-342-7896 now to speak with a qualified member of our team or contact us online to begin protecting yourself or your loved one after a homicide charge.