Manslaughter Defense Attorney in Los Angeles
What You Must Know About Manslaughter
Manslaughter is a legal term for killing another human being, in a way that the intent is less serious than murder. The major difference between manslaughter and murder is that the common factor in murder is intent to kill or knowledge that your actions are likely to result in the death of another. Manslaughter can sometimes be an accident such as in a car accident where the injuries sustained by another person involved result in death. Another way for an accident to occur is when one person intends to inflict serious bodily harm, but not to kill, but the injuries sustained by the other person result in death.
Essentially, there are three degrees of manslaughter and each carries its own severity of punishment. Voluntary manslaughter is the intentional killing of another due to adequate provocation or unreasonable or excessive self-defense. A voluntary manslaughter conviction could result in 3 to 11 years in prison. Involuntary manslaughter is the unintentional killing of another due to negligence and carries a prison sentence of two to four years if convicted. Vehicular manslaughter takes place after an unlawful act has been committed in a motor vehicle, and this can be prosecuted as either a felony or misdemeanor.
Los Angeles Criminal Attorney Defending Your Case
At The Law Office of Peter Berlin we are intent on providing premier criminal defense representation for all of our clients. We understand the difficulties that criminal charges can bring, and we know that without your freedom, nothing else matters. If you have been charged with manslaughter of any kind, then you will benefit from the legal aid of an Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer from our firm. We offer a free initial consultation as well as 24/7 contact availability so that you may receive legal advice at any time without any financial commitment.