Murder Defense Lawyer

Retain the Right Criminal Defense Attorney in Oakland County

Taking the life of another individual is a serious crime that comes with the highest penalties. Michigan courts take all homicide and murder cases seriously. The criminal punishments accompanying a murder conviction could last a lifetime. If you have been accused of homicide or murder, call an Oakland County criminal defense attorney immediately to fight your charges.

Attorney Emily Long has tried more than 50 criminal cases to verdict. She is a former assistant prosecutor who can use her insight to your advantage. Ms. Long also focuses her practice on criminal defense alone, so you can be sure of dedicated and effective representation. Call now at (888) 510-8182 to learn how our firm can provide solid defense against your murder charge.

Felony, 2nd Degree and 1st Degree Murder

Felony murder is discussed in section 750.316 of the Michigan Penal Codes. Felony murder can result in life imprisonment upon conviction.

Second degree murder is discussed in M.P.C. §750.317. It is the charge that covers all other kinds of murder except for first-degree murder. Second degree murder is not premeditated and is not committed in the perpetration of a crime. A reckless accident, such as a DUI, or a killing committed in sudden anger may be considered second degree murder in some cases.

First degree murder is a killing that was previously planned, committed in the perpetration of a crime, or committed against a police officer regardless of previous intentions.

Some of the crimes that can lead to a murder charge upon the death of a victim are:

  • Arson
  • Robbery
  • Carjacking
  • Breaking and entering
  • Torture
  • Vulnerable adult abuse
  • Larceny
  • Extortion
  • Stalking

A Confident Approach to Criminal Homicide Cases

When it comes to murder cases, you need an attorney that can provide you with the detailed investigations that are necessary. We will collect evidence and perform a very detailed investigation while helping you through your case with patience and compassion. We will be aggressive in the courtroom, doing everything we can to fight for your innocence or a lesser penalty. We advertise effective defense against any criminal charge, so call us today to get more information about how we can help you!

Successful Case Results

  • CHARGE: Operating While Intoxicated VERDICT: Case Dismissed
  • CHARGE: Habitual 4th Offender After a Heroin Relapse VERDICT: In-Patient Treatment & Probation
  • CHARGE: Stalking VERDICT: PPO Dismissed
  • CHARGE: Stalking VERDICT: PPO Dismissed
  • CHARGE: Operating While Intoxicated Verdict: Reduced Charge, No Jail / Probation
  • CHARGE: Embezzlement Over $20K VERDICT: Case Dismissed
  • CHARGE: Operating While Intoxicated VERDICT: Case Dismissed
  • CHARGE: Assault and Battery VERDICT: Not Guilty
  • CHARGE: Child Abuse VERDICT: Not Guilty
  • CHARGE: Child Abuse / Neglect VERDICT: Not Guilty