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The best homicide, and murder defense attorney in Milwaukee

With the Milwaukee homicide rate soaring, more people than ever before are seeking a tenacious Milwaukee murder lawyer.

When facing manslaughter charges such as first degree intentional homicide, your murder case requires an aggressive, experienced team of criminal defense attorneys. If you've been accused of first-degree intentional homicide, or are seeking legal representation for a first-degree intentional charge, our dedicated team of superior Sheboygan murder lawyers and Milwaukee murder attorneys are available for a FREE consultation.

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What is First Degree Intentional Homicide?

Wisconsin Statute 940.01 defines first-degree intentional homicide as an act committed by any person causing the death of another person with the intent to kill that person or another. First degree intentional homicide is a Class A Felony offense.

If you are convicted of first degree intentional homicide, a first degree intentional charge will send you to prison for the rest of your life. And even though a second degree intentional homicide charge carries 40 years, that's not much better and similar to a lifetime. A judge may or may not allow extended supervision.

What is Second Degree Intentional Homicide?

Second degree intentional homicide, a Class B felony, is the intentional killing of another person or unborn child without premeditation and deliberation (Second Degree Intentional Homicide is often referred to as manslaughter). This is commonly known as a “heat of passion” crime that includes the presence of “adequate provocation, unnecessary defensive force, and prevention of a felony or coercion.” These mitigating factors differentiate this offense from First Degree Intentional Homicide but fall short of the complete defenses of self-defense, coercion, etc.

Wisconsin penalty for Second Degree Intentional Homicide:

  • 60 years in prison

What is First Degree Reckless Homicide?

First Degree Reckless Homicide (covered in Section 940.02 of the Wisconsin Statutes) carries a penalty of 60 years in prison. Mitigating circumstances may reduce the penalty to 40 years in prison.

What is Second Degree Reckless Homicide?

Second Degree Reckless Homicide carries a 25 year prison sentence and/or a $100,000 fine. The breakdown of the time served can be considered as two parts. The first is the initial confinement of the Class D felony of 15 years in prison, followed by 10 years of extended supervision.

Vehicular Homicide

When you are facing homicide charges in Milwaukee, Sheboygan or anywhere in Wisconsin, you need the homicide defense lawyers Sheboygan and Milwaukee depend upon for homicide defense. The penalties for negligent operation of a vehicle are still considerably severe. They involve 10 years in prison and/or fines of up to $25,000. This Class G felony is still a very severe charge.

Felony Murder

Homicide law has many facets and defenses, but an important one to remember is the “felony murder rule.” If you and others are robbing a bank, for example, and one or more of you is armed and someone is killed, you will be held liable for a homicide committed in this situation even if the actual act was done by someone else. Similar to a conspiracy, you are liable for all of the “natural and probable consequences” of the felony you and the others are committing.

Contact the best Milwaukee and Sheboygan Homicide Defense Lawyers.

Call Birdsall Obear & Associates.

Attorneys John A. Birdsall and Kirk B. Obear are Milwaukee criminal attorneys who have won countless cases over the past decades. Their aggressive defense strategy is unsurpassed and has placed them among the best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Milwaukee.

Homicide charges many times carry special circumstances that only the Milwaukee criminal lawyers of Birdsall Obear & Associates will know how to confront, confidently and efficiently... and win your case.

Our Homicide Defense Lawyers in Sheboygan and Milwaukee know how to confront and challenge illegal police action, whether it's improper search technique or other violations, if we find that your constitutional rights were violated, your case could be dismissed.

Our lawyers are simply the best homicide law firm Wisconsin has to offer. Contact our Milwaukee Criminal Attorneys at Birdsall Obear & Associates.

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Sheboygan, WI 53081

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