Defense of Illinois Murder / Homicide Charges

For obvious reasons a charge of First Degree Murder is the most serious of all crimes in Illinois. The penalty for First Degree Murder is a minimum of 20 years in prison — and that is only if no weapon was used. To compound the seriousness, a person convicted of First Degree Murder must serve 100% of the sentence imposed. The maximum sentence is life in prison.

Aggressive DuPage County Criminal Defense Attorneys

While there is no longer a death penalty in Illinois, at The Law Office of J. Patrick Nelson, PC, our experienced criminal defense lawyers understand that your life is still on the line. If there was ever a time that you need a seasoned, experienced, criminal defense attorney, it would be when facing a charge of Manslaughter, Reckless Homicide, Drug Induced Homicide, Second Degree Murder, Felony Murder, or First Degree Murder.

When Your Life is On the Line

Murder and homicide charges effectively put your life on the line. If you have been charged, we encourage you to contact our defense attorneys right away because of our deep commitment to — and experience with arguing — the best possible defenses in these cases.

Contact us by calling 630-480-4280, emailing, or completing our online information form. Based in Wheaton, our defense attorneys work with clients throughout the Chicago area, including Will County, DuPage County and Cook County.