Murder Defense Lawyer in Schaumburg
Charged with Murder or Manslaughter in the Chicagoland Area?
Murder is one of the worst crimes an individual can be accused of and is subject to the harshest punishments under the justice system. The state of Illinois no longer has the death penalty as of 2011 but being convicted for murder still has life-long consequences including a minimum of 20 years in prison and irreparable damage to your reputation and your future prospects.
Contact the Law Office of Gregory Walker to schedule a free consultation as soon as possible so their Schaumburg murder defense attorney can get started on your case.
Proving Intent in Murder or Manslaughter Cases
Murder is part of a category of related crimes in the Illinois penal code classified as violent crimes. These include:
- First Degree Murder
- Second Degree Murder
- Voluntary Manslaughter
- Involuntary Manslaughter
- Felony Murder
To achieve a violent crime conviction, the prosecution must prove that you had the intention to kill, inflict serious bodily harm, or commit another felony. For this reason, intent beyond a reasonable doubt is often at the core of many murder and violent crime cases in the state of Illinois.
Gregory Walker’s analytical approach to defense cases and insight from his time as a former prosecutor will challenge the issue of intent to prove your innocence or reduce the severity of charges.
Illinois law enforcement is bound by strict procedures and codes when conducting murder investigations. They have limitations on the way they carry out arrests, collect evidence, and conduct forensic analysis of the crime scene. Even small deviations from these procedures, intentional or otherwise, can be enough to deconstruct the prosecution’s case and vindicate the accused of any wrongdoing.
Attorney Gregory Walker is a fierce advocate for his clients. He will thoroughly investigate the police procedures and use any missteps to give clients the best possible chance for a successful outcome in their case.
Call the Law Office of Gregory Walker at (312) 604-2250 to discuss your charges and learn more about how the firm may be able to help you.
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