There are two degrees of intentional homicide charges: first and second degree. Prosecutors can charge someone with intentional homicide in the first degree if they believe the defendant intended to kill another and caused that person’s — or someone else’s — death. First-degree intentional homicide is a Class A felony. It can be reduced to second-degree homicide, or a Class B felony, if certain defenses exist, including:
Especially in high-stakes cases like homicide defense, your defense attorney’s trial skills can be the difference between liberty and incarceration, exoneration and conviction. Most attorneys have never tried a murder case. Many others rarely make it to court. At Nicholson Goetz & Otis, S.C., we are, at our core, trial lawyers. Contact us to arrange a free 30-minute initial consultation. Call 608-471-5003 or fill out our online form.