A homicide charge is one of the most serious charges an individual can face. Conviction of murder often means a lifetime of scrutiny by government agencies, potential employers, landlords and the community as a whole. Unfortunately, some people are convicted of murders they did not commit, or they are convicted of a more serious degree of homicide than the facts warrant. Regardless of your guilt or innocence you need experienced criminal defense attorneys to represent you from investigation through trial.
Each of our homicide defense lawyers has nearly 30 years of criminal defense experience with serious criminal cases throughout Wisconsin. We carefully examine all of the evidence gathered by the state against our clients. Mistaken eyewitness accounts, admissions given after extreme police interrogation and false accusations are, unfortunately, all too common. However, a thorough investigation and presentation of the facts and the law in your case may still lead to an acquittal or outright dismissal of the charge(s). Our job is to make sure that the state's evidence was obtained and is being presented within the parameters of the law. Our attorneys will leave no stone unturned when developing your defense to ensure that your rights are protected.
There are also particular defenses available in violent crimes cases, such as the privilege of self defense or defense of others, coercion, or even involuntary intoxication. In addition, certain types of provocation or states of mind can reduce the degree of homicide to a less serious charge. There are also mental disease or defect defenses available that are worthwhile exploring in some cases. We have successfully used all of these defenses and more to help the clients we have represented over the years. However, each case is different and the specific facts of your case would have to be carefully investigated to see whether, even if you did commit the act charged, you were legally justified on the grounds of one of these types of defenses.
If you are being investigated for or have been charged with any of the following crimes, please call us to schedule an appointment:
- Vehicular or OWI homicide
- Attempted murder
- Domestic violence
- Armed Robbery
- Substantial/Felony Battery
For nearly 30 years, the attorneys at Buting, Williams & Stilling, S.C. have been defending people throughout Wisconsin against homicide or other violent crime charges. Regardless of your innocence, you have rights that must be protected. Contact us at our office in Brookfield and Glendale, Wisconsin, for a free initial consultation.