Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys Matthew R. Meyer and Benjamin Van Severen have experience defending Wisconsin murder cases. Recently we’ve worked on intentional homicide, reckless homicide, and homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle cases. Some of these cases were high-profile, with every step covered by media. If you’ve been charged with any crime involving the death of another, contact Meyer Van Severen, S.C. immediately to discuss your options. We think it’s crucial for anyone facing a murder conviction to hire an experienced homicide defense attorney.
First-degree intentional homicide is a Class A felony, which carries with it a penalty of life in prison. All other murder classifications are felonies that could send the defendant to prison.
Homicide cases often involve extensive, complex police investigation. They often involve witnesses, statements from the defendant, and difficult medical issues. Murder cases are inherently emotional because of the involved loss of life. Often, motions should be filed on the defendant’s behalf in murder cases. We’re familiar with those motions and are comfortable arguing them in court. Not all criminal defense attorneys possess the skill necessary to win motions.
If the defendant made a statement to police, certain constitutional guidelines must be obeyed. If Miranda warnings weren’t read after the defendant was taken into custody and subject to custodial interrogation, filing a motion in court and arguing could result in that statement being kept out of evidence. Confessions are obviously damaging to the defendant’s case. If the jury never hears about a confession, the defendant’s case grows stronger.
We believe it’s extremely important to hire an aggressive, intelligent criminal defense attorney when facing a homicide charge. Our firm has a reputation for winning trials. First-degree intentional homicide carries with it a potential lifetime penalty. All other homicide charges carry with them prison penalties. Homicide cases can be extremely complex and sometimes require an understanding of medical knowledge. If you’re looking for smart, serious criminal defense, contact Meyer Van Severen, S.C. Defense attorneys Meyer and Van Severen are available around to clock to discuss your criminal case. Reach our office at (414) 270-0202.