Southfield Homicide/Murder Lawyer
When a person is accused of killing another person, obviously the charges are exceptionally serious. There is arguably no charge more serious than homicide/murder in Southfield, and anyone who is investigated for homicide or arrested for murder should get in touch with top defense attorneys as soon as possible. Every second counts in serious violent crime cases, and the Grabel & Associates team understands this, which is why we are committed to 24/7 availability for clients statewide. Whether you have been accused of homicide, murder, manslaughter or any other Southfield violent crime offense, our attorneys are here to help you now. With extensive experience protecting those accused of serious felonies statewide, our attorneys are committed to putting in the hard work necessary to guide clients to outstanding case results in even the most serious of situations. Call our free hotline for confidential, no-obligation legal guidance or contact us online to set up a free initial case analysis.
Scott Grabel is recognized as one of the premier defense lawyers in the state, and has been recognized both statewide and nationally for his work in tough felony and misdemeanor cases. By hiring our experienced team, you gain access to experienced legal veterans like Scott Grabel, as well as some of the brightest lawyers and legal staff in the state. Get in touch with our team right away to learn more about our proven defense strategies, and how we can get you a favorable result in your case, similar to our past proven results that we have achieved for clients throughout Southfield and statewide.
Don’t wait to get in touch with our qualified attorneys, as the investigative stage of your case could be crucial as you fight to achieve the best possible outcome. The Grabel & Associates homicide/murder defense team is ready to begin working with you now.
Homicide/Murder Laws in Southfield MI
There are two types of murder, first degree murder and second degree murder. First degree murder is covered in Section 750.316 of the Penal Code. Anyone who commits the crime of murder along with any of the following conditions below is guilty of murder in the 1st degree in Southfield:
- Murder by means of poison, lying in wait, or other premeditated, deliberate, and willful killing.
- Murder committed during the course of committing or attempting to commit arson, criminal sexual conduct offense in the 1st through 3rd degree, first degree child abuse, a major controlled substance offense, breaking and entering of a dwelling, robbery, carjacking, home invasion in the 1st or 2nd degree, larceny, extortion, kidnapping, abuse of a vulnerable adult in the 1st or 2nd degree, torture, aggravated stalking, or unlawful imprisonment.
- Murder of a peace of corrections officer committed while the officer is lawfully performing his or her duties as an officer, with knowledge that the officer is engaged in the performance of those duties.
All other murder offenses will lead to second degree murder charges. No matter what the details of your alleged homicide may be, it is crucial that you work with a lawyer early on to fight back. Our team is available right now for clients statewide.
Criminal Penalties for Murder in Southfield
If you are convicted of first degree murder, the penalty is life in prison with no chance for parole. This is the most serious penalty a person can possibly face in Southfield, as Michigan does not utilize the death penalty.
The penalties for second degree murder are also very serious. Anyone convicted of murder in the 2nd degree can face up to life in prison, however the court has discretion to sentence the offender to any number of years, and is not bound to a life sentence.
Homicide Defense – Grabel & Associates Southfield Murder Defense Lawyers
Homicide cases are extremely serious, and it is tough to win a murder case, no matter what the specific details of the situation are. With the rest of your life potentially on the line, you need to work with the best possible lawyer and fight back, working towards a reduced charge or sentence, court victory, case dismissal, or favorable plea deal. Our attorneys have worked in some extremely difficult felony cases, and we know how to deal with improperly collected evidence, unreliable eyewitness accounts, violations of the rights of the accused, and other issues common in murder cases. Let us take over your battle for justice after you or your loved one is investigated or arrest for murder.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Southfield Murder Defense
For confidential advice concerning the charges you or your loved one is facing, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm online now. We are always ready to begin protecting your freedom and defending your future, and know what you need to do in order to make your case goals a reality.