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How Can a Criminal Defense Attorney Help with a Homicide Case?

 Posted on December 22, 2022 in Criminal Defense

WI defense lawyerOften seen as the worst crime a person can commit, homicide, or murder, brings serious legal consequences. People accused of homicide often fear that they have no option but to take a plea deal or plead guilty even without a plea deal, simply because the odds seem so stacked against them. Prosecutors are all too eager to put someone behind bars for murder, and they often overlook whether the evidence justifies punishing someone - especially if they are targeting the wrong suspect.

If you are being investigated for or have been charged with homicide of any kind in Wisconsin, there are legitimate defenses against charges of homicide, whether you are the one who committed the crime or not. You deserve the best criminal defense from an attorney with a proven success rate and a commitment to your rights. Read on to learn more about potential defenses against homicide charges and then contact Bucher Law Group, LLC right away.

Possible Defenses Against Homicide Charges in Wisconsin

Your criminal defense attorney will work hard to look at the facts of your case and determine what the most effective defense could be. While there are many possible defenses, some of the most common include:

  • Self-defense - Every American has the right to defend their life. If you killed someone because you had a reasonable fear that they were trying to kill or badly injure you, you can argue that you acted in self-defense.
  • Insanity - If you have a mental health condition that caused you to be unaware of what you were doing at the time of the homicide, you may be able to plead insanity or incapacity. Insanity may also be appropriate in cases where someone’s mental state would have made it impossible for them to plan an alleged first-degree intentional murder ahead of time.
  • Coercion - If you were threatened or coerced into actions that lead to someone else’s death
  • because the person threatening you told you they would kill or badly hurt you if you did not act, coercion may be an effective defense.
  • Accidental homicide - While accidental homicide can still result in serious consequences, they are usually nowhere near as severe as intentional homicide. For example, if you did not intend to kill someone but merely meant to beat them, scare them, or even play a prank on them, you may want to argue that the homicide was accidental.
  • Intoxication - If you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol and killed someone, such as by crashing a car while drunk, you may be able to get off with a lesser punishment.
  • Alibi - If you can prove that you were somewhere else when the crime was committed, your alibi may help you get out of the charges altogether.

Call a Milwaukee County Murder Defense Attorney Now

Even if you feel like the charges against you are hopeless, do not give up. You may be surprised by what a Jefferson County, WI homicide defense lawyer can do to fight for your constitutional rights. Call the offices of Bucher Law Group, LLC today to schedule a free, confidential consultation with our experienced, aggressive lawyers. Do not waste any more time! If your loved one is imprisoned with murder charges against them, call 262-303-4916 now.




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