If police arrest you for murder or voluntary manslaughter in California, you need to speak to an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible. These offenses can take away your freedom and affect every member of your household. As skilled and successful attorneys, we are here to build a solid defense for you. Call now to get a free consultation so we can start working on your freedom.
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Over the course of our practice, we have handled more than 50 criminal law trials on a variety of violent crimes including murder, arson and bombings. We are well known in the legal community and are ready to aggressively defend your rights.
What is Voluntary Manslaughter?
Voluntary manslaughter is the killing of another person without premeditation. For example, you walk into your home and find your spouse having an affair with another person, and in the heat of passion, you kill them both. Prosecutors, in this case, would likely seek to have you charged with voluntary manslaughter, because the crime was committed without planning and was instigated by emotional duress.
Additionally, if you are involved in a fight or quarrel with another person and he or she dies, depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be charged with involuntary or voluntary manslaughter. If you are convicted of voluntary manslaughter, you face up to 11 years in prison.
Voluntary Manslaughter As a Defense
If you are convicted of murder, you could face life imprisonment. However, with an experienced defense lawyer by your side, you may be able to prove to the court that you are not guilty of premeditated murder, but rather of voluntary manslaughter caused by sufficient provocation. The courts explain that sufficient provocation means any behavior that would cause a reasonable person in the same situation to act emotionally rather than logically.
At David Lehr Law, we have extensive experience representing clients accused of murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter. In addition, we understand the law and we know how to tailor a defense that meets the unique needs of your case.
An accusation of murder or manslaughter is serious. Our attorneys have the experience, skill and resources to provide you with a solid defense. We fight aggressively to defend our clients. Our office is located right across from the Government Center in Ventura, and has flexible office hours. We are also close to public transportation, and have plenty of parking. Se habla Español.
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