Charged with Manslaughter in Orange County? Call Marley Law

Although the term “manslaughter” sounds far more extreme than murder, murder is considered to be more severe and is punished heavier. That’s not to say if convicted of manslaughter that the penalties won’t be severe as well, it’s just that manslaughter has a better chance at a defense case. You still need a defense attorney with the expertise to defend your case to give you the best shot at freedom or a reduced sentence.

There are three main subcategories of manslaughter, voluntary, involuntary, and vehicular. All three are considered a homicide and are penalized in various ways. Attorney Michael Marley of Marley Law understands the circumstances you face and will do everything in his power to help you in any way he can. Marley is known for the aggressive, zealous representation of his clients at every stage of the case. For a free consultation, simply fill out a form on our Contact Page or call us at (949) 726-6000.

Types of Manslaughter & Their Penalties

Voluntary Manslaughter – It is defined as the killing of another individual in the heat of a moment (aka a fist fight or argument) and it was considered to not be premeditated. Penalties include steep fines and 3 to 11 years in state prison.

Involuntary Manslaughter – It is described as the unintentional killing of another individual. Penalties for involuntary manslaughter include 2 to 4 years in state prison and fines up to $10,000.

Vehicular Manslaughter – This is the most common form of manslaughter and is defined as killing an individual while you are behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Penalties vary from case to case as there are a lot of factors to consider (drugs, alcohol, texting). In the most extreme cases, there can be state prison time of up to 10 years.

Potential Defenses to Manslaughter

A skilled defense attorney should have potential defenses for manslaughter at the ready. Marley Law has the experience and expertise to defend your case. Common strategies we utilize include:

  • Self-Defense
  • It was an accident
  • No negligence or recklessness was involved
  • Under force or duress
  • Falsely accused
  • Constitutional rights were violated

Hiring a skilled manslaughter defense attorney can make or break your case. Marley Law is here for you and knows how to prove your innocence or reduce your sentence. Call (949) 726-6000 today to speak to a representative and begin the defense process. Your situation may seem like everything is over, but we’re here to tell you to keep fighting and we’ll be right there with you. Schedule a free consultation online by simply filling out a form on our Contact Page.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.

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