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Manslaughter

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Manslaughter

Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a person, without malice or premeditation

“Involuntary manslaughter” is accidental homicide, such as running into someone with a car. “Voluntary manslaughter” is committed in the “heat of passion,” as in a spontaneous fight in which one person is killed by a strong blow. Manslaughter is usually considered less serious than murder. Both murder and manslaughter are types of homicide.

Voluntary Manslaughter
Voluntary manslaughter is considered a lesser offense than murder. So-called voluntary manslaughter involves the killing of someone in the prosecution of an “unreasonable” act of self-defense.

Involuntary Manslaughter
This crime is the accidental or involuntary killing of another human being due either to “gross negligence” or to consequences stemming from the commission of a misdemeanor.

Vehicular Manslaughter
This crime is defined as the accidental/involuntary killing of another human being while operating a motor vehicle in a negligent or unlawful fashion.

If you or a love one has been accused of committing a criminal offense involving murder or manslaughter charge, protect your legal rights.

A person who is convicted of a crime in general faces societal stigmas and potentially irreparable damage to his or her reputation. It is almost always unwise to represent yourself. Retain the services of a seasoned and experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact the Law Offices of Tom R. Medrano for your free, no-cost consultation.