Homicide, the most serious crime a person can be accused of, requires an experienced and respected defense team. While Wisconsin is thankfully not a death penalty state, a conviction for 1st degree homicide carries a mandatory life sentence.  Criminal defense lawyer John A. Birdsall, in fighting more than 260 felony jury trials, has an acquittal rate that is three times higher than the Wisconsin average and has more than 27 years of experience defending the rights of people facing the most serious criminal charges. If you have been accused of homicide, please call or email us immediately for a free consultation.