Manslaughter is not the same as murder. However, it is still a violent crime and can have serious repercussions on your personal and professional life. If you are accused of committing any form of manslaughter, you must retain competent counsel as soon as possible. At our law offices, we have 20 years of experience practicing criminal defense law. We understand exactly what you are going through and we are prepared to work hard to help build a strong defense for you.
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Types of Manslaughter in California
No matter the type of manslaughter you are accused with, you should consult with a skilled defense lawyer — like one from our firm — immediately. These crimes have varying degrees of punishment and must be dealt with promptly. We defend clients accused of:
- Vehicular manslaughter
- Involuntary manslaughter
- Voluntary manslaughter
Below is more information on the types of manslaughter as defined by the State:
Involuntary: Involuntary manslaughter is the killing of another person during the commission of a non-felony unlawful act. This means that if a person dies as a result of you committing a misdemeanor offense, you may be charged with involuntary manslaughter. Additionally, you may be charged with involuntary manslaughter if you cause the death of another person while engaging in a lawful activity that involves a high risk of death or bodily harm.
Voluntary: Voluntary manslaughter is similar to murder except there is no malice. Crimes of passion often fall under voluntary manslaughter.
Vehicular: When a driver unintentionally causes the death of another in the state, he or she may be charged with vehicular manslaughter. These types of cases can be either misdemeanors or felonies and are punishable by between two and ten years in prison.
Manslaughter cases are rarely straightforward. They can be complicated and often involve many laws and regulations. They can also result in lengthy prison time and costly fines. If you or someone you love is accused of any form of manslaughter, call us.
The single most important thing you can do is to consult with an experienced attorney during this time. At David Lehr Law, we are dedicated solely to aggressively fighting for the rights of individuals accused of violent crimes.
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