Chicago Violent Crimes Attorney
As a Chicago violent crimes attorney, some of the violent crimes Attorney Uche handles include:
- Murder – First Degree
- Murder – Second Degree
- Felony murder
- Manslaughter – Voluntary
- Manslaughter – Involuntary/reckless homicide
- Attempted murder
- Solicitation of murder for hire
- Aggravated battery
- Aggravated assault
- Simple assault
- Criminal damage to property
- Criminal defacement of property
- Armed Robbery
- Child abuse and endangerment
Violent crimes involving people or property are perhaps some of the most serious types of crimes. As a result, the penalties for committing such offenses are the most severe. As with other types of crimes, the level of punishment or the type of charge is dependent on the circumstances. For instance, in Illinois, whether you face a misdemeanor or a felony for a battery and assault, could depend on the age of the victim, the severity of the injury or the use of a weapon.
Likewise, violent crimes can be complex. For example, a person could get a murder charge even if you did not kill a person. Under felony murder rules, if during the commission of a felony a person is killed, either by someone you know or someone else, you would be held accountable for that murder.
Compared to most crimes, the penalties for violent crimes can be extreme. Depending on the crime and circumstances, penalties for violent crimes can range from a one year incarceration sentence to life imprisonment.
But, violent crimes can be challenged by a variety of means. The law recognizes many defenses to violent crimes. The most common defense being self-defense. But the force you use during self-defense has to be reasonable given the circumstances. Hence, if you kill a person that charges at you with a stick, a jury or a judge might find that your use of deadly force was unreasonable. If a jury or judge finds that the force you use is unreasonable, then you would be facing a charge of murder in the second degree. An unreasonable self defense is not the only thing that can trigger a charge of murder in the second degree. The unintentional murder of a person in the heat of passion from provocation will also trigger a charge of murder in the second degree.
Violent crimes can also be challenged based on the investigative procedures that the police or law enforcement adopted during their investigation. Illinois courts frown upon forced confessions or suggestive photo line ups where victims or witnesses are unduly influenced in identifying a person as the perpetrator of an offense.
When facing violent crimes, the stakes are usually high. Having prosecuted well over a thousand violent crimes, Attorney Uche has the unparalleled experience and skill in defending you when you are charged with such crimes.
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