Murder Crimes Aurora, IL – Homicide & Manslaughter

In Illinois there are various degrees of Murder, including first and second degree murder, and related offenses such as involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, drug induced homicide and concealment of a homicidal death.

Contact a Top Murder Crimes Aurora, IL Lawyer at the Law Office of Motta & Motta today.

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Murder crimes Aurora, IL and related charges are some of the most serious crimes a person can be accused of committing. The penalties for a conviction are devastating and the choice of legal counsel to fight on your behalf is probably the most important decision you will ever make and can determine the course of the rest of your life. At Motta & Motta, we have a nationally recognized team of highly skilled trial lawyers and legal professionals dedicated to fighting for clients facing murder related charges and Class X Felonies.

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MURDER – MANSLAUGHTER

In Illinois there are various degrees of Murder, including first and second degree murder

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Aurora, IL Murder Lawyer – The Role of Intent in Murder Charges

To obtain a murder crimes Aurora, IL conviction, the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that defendant’s actions caused the victim’s death.

However it does NOT need to prove that that defendant specifically intended to kill another or that the defendant’s acts were the only cause of death.

The State only needs to prove that the defendant intentionally committed an act creating a strong probability of great harm and that act resulted in death.

Therefore, a defendant can be found guilty of murder when his criminal act set in motion a chain of events which resulted in death.

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The Role of Motive in Murder Cases

A common misconception is that motive is an element of murder in Illinois. However, motive is in fact not an element of the murder. The State needs to prove an intentional act but not an actual intent to kill another. Motive is still something law enforcement and the prosecution want to establish for the jury or judge because by establishing that the defendant had a motive, the State supports its position that the defendant did in fact kill the victim. For this reason, people who law enforcement consider to have a motive for the killing become targets of their investigation.

If the police wish to speak with you as part of their investigation into a murder you should not speak to law enforcement without first speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney. You may think you can rationalize with law enforcement and that by speaking with them you can clear your name but too often this is just not the case.

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