Involuntary manslaughter involves an unintentional death caused either by a misdemeanor offense or infraction, or by engaging in a lawful act that involved a high risk of injury or death. In some cases, involuntary manslaughter may be sought by defense attorneys as a reduced charge in a voluntary manslaughter or murder case. Regardless of whether you face charges for manslaughter or murder, you need a criminal defense attorney on your side right away. Call our office to get a free case evaluation from a skilled defense lawyer.
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Involuntary Manslaughter Defense Attorney
The death of another person, whether intentional or not, is a serious matter. Without the guidance of an experienced defense lawyer, you could face a prison sentence and criminal record. We at the office of David Lehr Law have 20 years of experience representing violent offenders. Additionally, we are former prosecutors, so we understand exactly what you are up against and how to develop a strong defense for you. No two cases are identical, and we will investigate yours thoroughly to find the best way to represent you. Call to speak to a tenacious criminal defense attorney now.
Accidental Involuntary Manslaughter
Involuntary manslaughter -- the unintentional, unpremeditated taking of a life -- can happen during the commission of a misdemeanor, or by accident. If you believe your case was an accident, an attorney can help you explain your story to the judge and jury.
The following must be proved in order to show that the victim's death was an accident:
- It was not your intention to cause criminal harm to the victim
- At no time during the accident were you acting recklessly or negligently
- You were engaged in lawful activity during the accidental death
Penalties for Involuntary Manslaughter in California
Involuntary manslaughter in the State of California is a felony offense. This means that you could face two, three or four years in prison depending on the circumstances of your case. Additionally, you face the penalties below:
- Up to $10,000 in fines
- Revocation of your license to own and operate a firearm
- Suspension of any professional licenses you may have
In addition to criminal penalties, you may face a civil lawsuit. Our defense lawyers understand the anxiety, fear and stress you are experiencing if you have been arrested for manslaughter.. Let our team of highly qualified defense lawyers stand by your side and combat the charges so you can move on with your life.
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David Lehr Law has developed a reputation for being competent and aggressive when it comes to defending individuals accused of violent crimes like manslaughter. Our office has flexible office hours, ample parking and is located near public transportation. Se habla Espanol. Our lawyers defend those accused of involuntary manslaughter in Ventura, Camarillo and Oxnard.