Homicide Charges in Michigan

First Degree Murder

In Michigan, a First Degree Murder conviction carries with it the most strict severe penalties allowed under the Michigan Legislature: life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. First Degree Murder cases in Michigan take a tremendous toll on all those involved and can be a source of emotional devastation, especially for the family of the accused.

Homicide In Michigan

Michigan Murderer John Collins

The stakes don’t reach greater heights than with a First Degree Murder charge. If the jury reaches a guilty verdict, you or your loved one will be sentenced to prison for the rest of their life. With that said, it is imperative that you hire an aggressive criminal defense that will commit every resource in their power to prove your innocence and preserve your freedom.

According to Michigan’s First Degree Murder StatuteMCL 750.316, there are three different ways to be found guilty of First Degree Murder. First, Murder perpetrated by means of poison, lying in wait, or any other willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing.

Second, Murder committed in the perpetration of, or attempt to perpetrate, arson, criminal sexual conduct in the first, second, or third degree, child abuse in the first degree, a major controlled substance offense, robbery, carjacking, breaking and entering of a dwelling, home invasion in the first or second degree, larceny of any kind, extortion, kidnapping, vulnerable adult abuse in the first and second degree under section 145n, torture under section 85, or aggravated stalking under section 411i.

And third, a murder of a peace officer or a corrections officer committed while the peace officer or corrections officer is lawfully engaged in the performance of any of his or her duties as a peace officer or corrections officer, knowing that the peace officer or corrections officer is a peace officer or corrections officer engaged in the performance of his or her duty as a peace officer or corrections officer.

If you or a loved is charged with First Degree Murder in Michigan, act immediately and assure your best criminal defense and call The Law Office of Brian J. Prain, PLLC, your Michigan First Degree Murder Attorney at (248) 763-0641.  You’ll get an absolutely free face-to-face consultation. With innovative motions and defenses, the courage and experience to stand up to scrupulous prosecutors, and belief in your innocence, no one will commit to your arduous battle more than us. Why not call or e-mail us right now?

Second Degree Murder

Second Degree Murder charges are of the utmost of severity and life-changing if convicted. That is why the Law Office of Brian Prain PLLC fights tirelessly for justice to offer hope for those facing a potential wrongful conviction or unjust sentencing. We are both aggressive and scrupulous in defending Second Degree Murder cases and will help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

Homicide cases are a special breed that call for careful investigation by an objective attorney that’s able to not only see the big picture but the puzzle pieces along the way. With long-term imprisonment on the line, it is our sole-purpose to guide you and help you avoid severe punishment and the world of negative effects that a criminal conviction can bring. While charges of Second Degree Murder are not as drastic as First Degree Murder, the punishments are still extraordinarily defeating and in some cases, they are identical. Do not hesitate to contact a Murder Defense Attorney immediately if you believe you could be charged with Second Degree Murder or if you have already been charged with Murder in the Second Degree. The Law Office of Brian Prain PLLC represents the preservation of freedom and quality of life for anyone accused of homicide in Michigan.

The Michigan Penal Code identifies Second Degree Murder750.317, as all other kinds of murder that are not defined as First Degree Murder. This includes a wide area of charges and you will require a Defense Attorney to help you navigate the multitude of issues affecting your unique case. Essentially, any murder that is not premeditated, committed in the perpetration of any crime listed in Section 750.316 (including arson, CSC, robbery, carjacking, breaking and entering of a dwelling, home invasion, larceny, extortion, kidnapping, vulnerable adult abuse, torture, stalking), or committed against a police officer, is classified as a Second Degree Murder. If you believe you are at risk for homicide charges in the 1st or 2nd degree, you need a Defense Attorney this instant.

The criminal penalty for Second Degree Murder depends on the court, and could result in life imprisonment or any other extended term of years. To avoid spending the rest of your life in jail, or a significant amount of the rest of your life in jail, contact The Law Office of Brian Prain PLLC now.

We will conduct a thorough investigation and explore every avenue with the most acute attention to detail, which is a necessity in Second Degree Murder cases. We will never trust the police report and rigorously research and uncover every relevant article of information that could help protect your freedom. Furthermore, we will utilize expert witnesses including doctors, psychologists, and investigative experts to reveal your innocence and win your freedom!

If  you or a loved is charged with Second Degree Murder in Michigan, act immediately and assure your best criminal defense and call The Law Office of Brian J. Prain, PLLC, your Michigan Second Degree Murder Attorney at (248) 763-0641.  You’ll get an absolutely free face-to-face consultation. With innovative motions and defenses, the courage and experience to stand up to scrupulous prosecutors, and belief in your innocence, no one will commit to your arduous battle more than us. Why not call or e-mail us right now?