While legal definitions vary across state jurisdictions, manslaughter involves the unlawful killing of another person without any lawful justification, such as self-defense. In most cases, it doesn’t involve malice unless it arises in the heat of passion after a quarrel. In this case, it’s called “voluntary manslaughter.” Involuntary manslaughter occurs when a death occurs during an unlawful act or during a lawful act where extremely reckless behavior gives rise to death. It’s a serious charge. You need a criminal lawyer with a record of success defending clients in manslaughter cases. Our criminal law team has that record of success. Contact us now.
What Penalties Might I Face?
Manslaughter is a felony. It usually results in prison time as well as a large fine. Although, in many manslaughter cases, you might get probation at some point. However, with the loss of life that occurred, most juries and judges will impose some time behind bars. For that reason, having an attorney with deep experience defending their clients in manslaughter cases is essential to achieve the best possible outcome. Our criminal law attorneys have that experience – and are ready to put it to work for you. Get us on your side now!
It’s critical that you have an experienced lawyer who can research and break down the prosecution’s case against you. From reviewing the police report to digging up details that the official investigation missed, our criminal law attorneys advocate for you with every tool in our legal arsenal. Our goal is to uncover flaws, point out inconsistencies, and get your charges dismissed or reduced – or, if needed, prevail in a trial. Get in touch with our office to learn what we can do for you.