Felony and Misdemeanor

Joliet, Illinois, Homicide and Manslaughter Lawyer

Murder and manslaughter are some of the worst charges a person can face. With a minimum penalty of two years in prison for felony manslaughter, to a 20-year minimum up to life sentence for first degree murder, anyone facing these types of crimes in Illinois needs the best defense they can get.

For over 20 years the Joliet, Illinois Law Office of Steven Haney has been dedicated to skilled defense representation of those facing a wide range of misdemeanor and felony charges. If you face a felony conviction for manslaughter or murder, contact us immediately. The sooner we get involved the better chance we have of making a difference in the outcome.

Experienced, Aggressive and Knowledgeable Representation

Our skilled criminal defense attorney Steven Haney is a former prosecutor with valuable insight into handling a wide range of felony charges involving:

~First-degree murder (intentional and deliberate)

~Involuntary manslaughter (heat of passion)

~Reckless homicide (vehicular homicide)

~Killings involving firearms or other deadly weapons

~Aggravated arson causing a death

~Domestic violence involving the death of an infant

~Juveniles charged with killing a parent or sibling

We conduct detailed investigations involving circumstantial evidence or DNA evidence. We consult with experts in forensics, crash scene investigation, firearms, and human behavior to determine if coercion, diminished capacity or mental illness is a factor. Our firm takes a tenacious approach to fighting all criminal charges, including using such issues as time served and good-time credits to help reduce sentences.

Contact Our Will County Criminal Law Firm Today

If you have been arrested on homicide, manslaughter or similar charges in Illinois, trust in our Joliet law firm to provide the experienced, aggressive and knowledgeable criminal defense counsel you need and deserve. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

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Client Testimonials

  • You were a steady and calming influence when we faced some extremely unsettling circumstances with our teenager who made a stupid decision and was arrested. Your knowledge of the laws and manner in court was very professional and assertive in representing us. You were encouraging to keep our hopes alive for a future for our son who was never in serious trouble before, yet upfront about what he ...

  • I used you twice for a DUI and for a domestic violence dispute. You were simply the best. I could not ask for anything more from such a great person and attorney....

  • You were an excellent lawyer in my case. There was always good communication and what you promised, you delivered. I would recommend you to any and all of my friends. Good job, Steven, and if I ever need you again, I have your number stored in my phone....

  • I made some huge mistakes and found myself in a world of trouble with felony charges. Thankfully, you took my case and after many trips to court, you secured probation without any formal conviction being entered (“a 410 probation”). This is the absolute best outcome I could have gotten and I am forever endebted for securing it for me.. Yoiu are well known and respected in the legal community a...