Manslaughter Defense Attorneys
Manslaughter is defined as the killing of another person by way of an intentional act carried out by the defendant. This does not mean that the killing of another was intentional or planned, but that the action taken by the defendant caused the death of another person. You could also be charged for manslaughter due to culpable negligence. If you or someone you know has been charged with manslaughter, you should consult a criminal defense attorney immediately to allow them sufficient time to investigate the charges.
Types of Manslaughter Charges
Like many other violent crimes, there are many degrees to manslaughter charges. The following are the different types and degrees of manslaughter that an individual may be accused of:
- Manslaughter – second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison
- Manslaughter with a weapon or firearm – first degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison
- Manslaughter of an elderly or disabled person – first degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison
- Manslaughter of a firefighter, officer, paramedic, or medical technician while in the performance of their duties – first degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison
Professional and Qualified Attorneys
The attorneys at DeCarlis & Sawyer will focus their time and effort into investigating the incident, questioning witnesses, and building a strong defense platform for your case. You will need someone on your side through this difficult time, and our legal professionals will help you through the entire process. If you or a loved one have been charged with manslaughter, contact us immediately for your free consultation. You pay nothing unless we win your case.