Defending Clients Against Even The Most Serious Charges
Should I contact a lawyer if I am charged with homicide in Wisconsin?
There are few crimes as serious as homicide. Even if you are under investigation for this crime, you want to have an attorney by your side. Anything you say during the investigation, no matter how inconsequential it may seem to you now, may be used against you in court. With a lawyer by your side throughout the process, you can avoid saying the wrong thing, protect your constitutional rights and start building a strong defense as soon as possible.
At Levine Law in Milwaukee, we understand how serious homicide charges can be for you. We stand ready to protect your rights at every stage, from initial investigation through to trial. Homicide defense attorney Michael G. Levine is a former public defender with substantial courtroom experience, including handling jury trials. Along with our legal team, he can protect your interests throughout the case and help you fight these criminal charges.
What happens if I am charged with homicide in Wisconsin?
What types of homicide charges does Levine Law handle?
At our firm, we handle all types of homicide charges, including:
- Intentional homicide
- Reckless homicide
- Attempted homicide
- Felony murder
- Vehicular homicide
- Assisting suicide
- Other crimes that result in the loss of a life
- No Need to Go It Alone, If Charged with Violent Crimes
When someone in Wisconsin gets arrested in connection with a criminal investigation, he or she may feel frightened and worried about the future. Such feelings are often intensified when the situation involves violent crimes. It’s no secret that there have been innocent people in the past sent to jail for crimes they did not commit; this is why it’s so important to set up a strong support system from the start if an arrest takes place.
- Self-defense Claims Can Work in Your Favor
Violent crimes, like murder, happen less often than in the past, but they’re still a problem today. One of the most common defenses for these actions is the self-defense claim. In many situations, those accused of assaulting others are only doing what they can to protect themselves or their loved ones, so a self-defense claim can be worth making.
- What Are Wisconsin’s Violent Crime Rates?
Violent crimes, like homicides, are among the worst that you can be accused of committing. Why? They’re seen as immoral, which makes them even more disgraceful in the eyes of the court. Many violent crimes have harsh penalties upon conviction. You might face many years in prison or heavy fines.
- Alleged Violent Crimes Are Not Constitutions of Guilt
As in all other states, violent crimes sometimes occur in Wisconsin. In fact, on a recent Monday, a man was arrested and charged with stabbing another man. The supposed crime took place in the wee hours after midnight at an apartment. The 42-year-old victim was listed in serious condition and was transported to a hospital for emergency surgery. When prosecutors suspect violent crimes, such as murder, they are often quite aggressive in their quests to secure convictions.