Homicide Defense Attorneys | Milwaukee, WI
A felony homicide conviction can mean spending the rest of your life in prison. If you’ve been charged with homicide, it’s absolutely essential that you hire an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense attorney to represent your interests in court.
Homicide is one of the most serious crimes imaginable and, consequently, carries some of the most severe penalties. While there are several different degrees and types of homicide charges, from first-degree intentional to second-degree reckless, a homicide conviction results in decades of prison time in nearly all cases.
If you’re facing a homicide charge in the greater Milwaukee area, Fenton Law Office can help. We understand how scary and confusing it can be to be charged with homicide, and we’re here to help you through the process. We’ll work tirelessly to investigate the facts of your case and build a strong defense on your behalf. Don’t waste another minute – contact us today to get started.
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Types of Homicide in Wisconsin
In the state of Wisconsin, types of murder/homicide are generally categorized as such:
- First-degree intentional homicide. This type of homicide is committed with the intention of killing another person. It is also known as first-degree murder.
- Second-degree intentional homicide. This type of homicide is committed with the intention of causing serious bodily harm to another person. It is also known as second-degree murder.
- Felony murder. This type of homicide is committed during the commission of a felony. For example, if someone is killed during a robbery, the person who committed the robbery can be charged with felony murder, even if they did not intend to kill anyone.
- Reckless homicide. This type of homicide is committed without the intention of killing another person, but the person acted in a way that showed they were indifferent to human life. For example, if someone drives recklessly and kills someone, they can be charged with reckless homicide.
- Negligent homicide. This type of homicide is committed when a person negligently causes the death of another person. For example, if a doctor prescribes the wrong medication and a patient dies as a result, the doctor can be charged with negligent homicide.
- Vehicular homicide. This type of homicide is committed when a person kills another person while operating a vehicle. For example, if a person is driving drunk and kills someone, they can be charged with vehicular homicide.
- Homicide by negligent control of a vicious animal. This type of homicide is committed when a person negligently fails to control a dangerous animal, and the animal kills someone.
- Homicide by negligent use of a firearm or dangerous weapon or reckless use of a firearm or other dangerous weapon including explosives. This type of homicide is committed when a person negligently uses a dangerous weapon and someone is killed as a result. For example, if someone fires a gun into a crowd and someone is killed, they can be charged with this type of homicide.
No matter what type of homicide charge you are facing, the prosecutor needs to prove intent, act, and causation beyond a reasonable doubt for you to be convicted. This can be extremely difficult for them to do and can result in a lengthy trial. For you, this means there are many opportunities for you to be acquitted or for your charges to be reduced. These more positive outcomes are only possible if you work with a thoughtful, experienced, and aggressive homicide defense attorney.
Why Choose Fenton Law Office Milwaukee to Defend Your Homicide Charge?
Fenton Law Office in Milwaukee aggressively defends clients facing homicide charges in Milwaukee. We take each homicide case seriously and defend our clients in the most compassionate, thoughtful, and strategic way possible.
We understand that being charged with homicide is a very serious matter. In some cases, it may even involve a media circus. You need an experienced attorney who can navigate the intricacies of your case and will fight to ensure you receive a fair trial. We take the time to thoroughly investigate the facts, gather all the necessary evidence, file strategic pre-trial motions, and guide our clients every step of the way.
If you have been charged with homicide, call us today for a consultation. We will review the facts of your case and explain your options so that you can make the best decision about what to do next.