720 ILCS 5/9-1 – First Degree Murder


  • 20-60 years in prison
  • No time off for good behavior
  • 45-85 years in prison when a gun is used
  • Natural life in prison sentence in many cases
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The typical sentence for First Degree Murder (also known as Murder/Intent to Kill/Injure or Murder/Other Forcible Felony) under 720 ILCS 5/9-1 [735000]  [735100][735200] is 20-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.  If a gun is used, the minimum sentence is 45 years.  Other factors can lead to a sentence of natural life in prison.


The law regarding first-degree murder is complicated.  As a former felony prosecutor, Mr. Weisberg has handled nearly every type of felony offense and knows how to win. This gives him an experience that is unique among defense lawyers.  Mr. Weisberg has been involved in murder cases and investigations as both a defense lawyer and former prosecutor in Cook County.  As a prosecutor, Mr. Weisberg investigated murder cases and took confessions from murder suspects.  This understanding of the police and government side of murder

investigations gives Mr. Weisberg an advantage in defending those accused of murder in Chicago and the suburbs. If you or a loved one faces charges of first-degree murder under 720 ILCS 5/9-1, contact criminal lawyer Andrew Weisberg today. He can be reached at the office or 24/7 on his cell phone at 773-985-4519.


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If you or a loved one has been charged with First Degree Murder (720 ILCS 5/9-1) in the Chicago area, Andrew M. Weisberg is a criminal defense lawyer with an earned reputation as an aggressive and tough defense lawyer. He is a former prosecutor in Cook County and Will County and has gained vast experience in defending every area of criminal law, from sex crimes and violent offenses to domestic violence and theft offenses. To speak with Mr. Weisberg, call his office or his cell phone 24/7 at 773-985-4519. The consultation is immediate, free, and confidential.