Homicide Lawyers

There are few crimes as serious as homicide. Even if you are under investigation for this crime, you want to have a strong advocate by your side. Anything you say during the investigation, no matter how inconsequential it may seem to you now, may be used against you in court. With a lawyer by your side throughout the process, you can avoid saying the wrong thing, protect your constitutional rights and start building a strong defense as soon as possible.

Mr. Zinger has been involved in approximately fifty murder cases during his career. Among them are People of the State of Illinois v. Hung Seouk Koh, (Judge Garrett Howard) tried in Skokie Illinois with co-counsels from Jenner & Block. Mr. Koh was found Not Guilty by a jury despite giving a videotaped confession to the murder of his son in his home in Northbrook, Illinois.

Other notable First Degree Murder cases where Mr. Zinger was lead counsel include: a) People v. David Moore, 26th & California (Judge Joseph Urso) (the highly publicized “Juice Murder case”) (guilty-Bench Trial); b) People v. Robert Tucker, 26th & California (the highly publicized case where a gang attacked a truck driver after he negligently veered off the road and killed an innocent young woman) (Negotiated plea to lesser offense); c) People of the State of Illinois v. Johnny Grant (Maybrook, Illinois) (Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity).

Elliot R. Zinger, P.C. understands how serious homicide charges can be for you. We stand ready to protect your rights at every stage, from initial investigation through to trial. Our homicide defense attorneys can protect your interests throughout the case and help you fight these serious charges.

Elliot R. Zinger, P.C. strongly believes in using expert witnesses and scientific resources to fight murder cases.  Experts in the area of DNA, eyewitness identification, fingerprints, or psychiatry, for example, often means the difference between a “not guilty” verdict, and life in prison. You need lawyers who will fight to the state’s evidence, not just through cross-examination, but with their own fire power.

Illinois Homicide Law

A first-degree murder conviction carries harsh sentences, from 20 years to life.  The legal aspects of the case are an urgent matter, your life & freedom is in jeopardy unless you act quickly. Our attorneys will be at your side from the moment of the arrest to protect your rights and help you to avoid the pitfalls you can face without a strong legal defended fighting for you.

As murder charges are the most serious of criminal cases, it is likely that the prosecution will be fully prepared to ensure that you are convicted of