Manslaughter is the unplanned or unintentional act of causing the unlawful death of another and can be further classified as voluntary or involuntary manslaughter. While manslaughter is a lower crime compared to murder, it is still a very serious criminal charge to face. In some cases, such as vehicular manslaughter, the act may be completely accidental.
If you have been arrested for manslaughter in or around Los Angeles or the South Bay area in California, a defense attorney at Okabe & Haushalter can help you. Our experienced attorneys understand what is necessary to defend the clients who face these criminal charges. Besides proving innocence based on fact, there are numerous actions that an adept defense lawyer can make to protect your rights and help the legal system work in your favor. Unreasonable search and seizure or illegal arrest may be basis for a confession to be thrown out or evidence to be suppressed. Our defense lawyers are ready to take the necessary steps to positively help your case by carefully examining every option and applying our extensive resources in the field.
Because manslaughter is a felony offense, the penalties can be quite severe. Listed below are general penalties that may be sentenced for this offense (specific sentencing may vary depending on the case itself and jurisdiction):
Involuntary Manslaughter: punishable by 2, 3, or 4 years in state prison.
Voluntary Manslaughter: punishable by 3, 6, or 11 years in prison.
In addition, sentences may include probation, community service, fines, and more.
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