Our Criminal Defense Law Firm Can Help If You’ve Been Accused Of Manslaughter
Anytime you’re accused of a crime as serious as taking a life, you need a criminal attorney who will fight to ensure your rights are upheld and your freedom is protected throughout the legal process, including:
- Ensuring prosecutors are held to the Constitutionally required standard as they attempt to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
- Having a criminal defense lawyer on your side who has been handling cases similar to your own on a daily basis for years.
- An advocate whose sole purpose is to see that you receive justice and that your best interests are met as you go through the legal process.
What Is Considered Manslaughter?
The difference between manslaughter and murder is intent. Manslaughter involves an unlawful killing that was not the result of malice or forethought. While the punishment for manslaughter is often less severe than for murder, it is still a very serious crime. Manslaughter is divided into two categories, voluntary and involuntary.
Voluntary manslaughter happens when an individual kills another due to provocation that could have provoked a similar response from any reasonable person. Involuntary manslaughter instead involves a reckless or negligent action that results in an unintentional homicide. Often times persons who kill another while Driving Under the Influence are charged with Voluntary and/or Involuntary Manslaughter depending on the circumstances of the case.
How Can a Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer Help Me Get My Manslaughter Charges Reduced or Dismissed?
In addition to how complex manslaughter laws are, depending on the type of incident that led to the charge, each individual manslaughter case can have its own unique complexities as well. As an example, since vehicular manslaughter cases involve both an unintentional homicide and an auto accident, there are technical aspects that can require specialized skills to investigate and understand these cases, such as:
- Bringing in accident reconstruction specialists
- Determining if and how factors such as drinking and driving or speeding played a part in the incident
- Knowing and meeting statutes of limitation and other legal deadlines
The right criminal attorney can make all the difference in your case. Having legal representation with the dedication and skills necessary to thoroughly investigate your situation could lead to the unearthing of evidence key to giving you the best outcome to your case.
Speak With a Criminal Attorney About Manslaughter Defense
At Los Angeles criminal defense law firm Leib Law, criminal attorney Daniel Leib has not wavered in his mission to ensure his clients are never denied justice through our legal system. His case results stand as proof that Attorney Leib’s focus has always been on making sure his clients receive proper treatment within our justice system and the best opportunity to have their freedom protected.
To learn more about manslaughter defense or to talk to our Los Angeles criminal lawyer about your situation, call us directly or fill out our online contact form to set up a free consultation.