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Illinois Manslaughter Defense Lawyer

Experienced and Aggressive Attorney Defends Against Manslaughter Charges in Cook and DuPage County

Involuntary manslaughter, the unintentional killing of another person, is one of the most serious and life-changing criminal offenses you could face. In Illinois, involuntary manslaughter charges are vigorously prosecuted. A conviction carries weighty penalties that could include years of incarceration. When you are charged in an unintentional death of another, it is essential that you get competent, experienced legal representation right away. The professional attorneys in the law office of Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. are knowledgeable and skilled in manslaughter and reckless homicide defense, having years of success in defending clients facing these charges in courtrooms throughout Northwest Illinois.

Manslaughter Charges in Illinois

Circumstances can occur in a stressful world that can lead to the death of someone in a manner that is completely unexpected and unintentional, and could jeopardize your life and your freedom. Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P. C. understands how good people can find themselves in these devastating situations, such as an unintentional death which occurs when in the act of defending a person or property. Skilled legal representation is essential to protect you from compounded tragedies when you find yourself facing manslaughter charges. If you are arrested, your first course of action to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your future, is to get the kind of legal counsel that our associates provide.

Our attorneys will work tirelessly to uncover evidence, interview witnesses, and discover contributing circumstances to present successful arguments against your charges, including:

  • Self defense
  • Defense of another person
  • Defense of home, where the entry is unlawful or violently effected
  • Insanity
  • Accidental circumstance
  • Involuntary intoxication
  • Compulsion
  • Consent of a pregnant woman (as in acts committed during abortion)
  • Act committed pursuant to usual and customary standards of medical practice during diagnostic testing or therapeutic treatment (as in death of an unborn child)

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. will work for the most favorable resolution of your manslaughter case. And once it is resolved to your best advantage, we will pursue the expungement of your record, allowing you to continue your life without the stain of manslaughter charges brought against you. Contact us right away for a free initial consultation to discuss your involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, or any violent crime charge. We have three convenient offices located in the Chicago area, and handle cases in DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane Counties.

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    1200 Harger Rd., Suite 706, Oak Brook, IL 60523
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