Manslaughter Charges

Royal Oak Criminal Defense Attorneys

Not all forms of homicide are considered murder, some are categorized as manslaughter. While it may be true that manslaughter is often seen as a “less severe” form of murder, you must understand that the consequences of conviction can be just as serious depending on the circumstances of your case. If you have been accused of manslaughter, you must not lose any more time; start preparing your defense now.

At Rasor Law Firm, our Royal Oak criminal defense lawyers are able to take on any case, no matter the intricacies involved in the evidence or the strength of the prosecution. If you live in Michigan and are afraid that you cannot fight your manslaughter charges, you need to pick up the phone and call 248.543.9000 as soon as you can.

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Fighting Involuntary Manslaughter Charges

Most manslaughter charges involve the killing of another person without the intent to do so. The person’s death is also usually caused by some form of negligence or recklessness that a reasonable person would have tried to avoid or prevent. A common example of involuntary manslaughter is a death that results from an accident caused by an intoxicated driver, which may also be considered involuntary vehicular manslaughter. More violent circumstances can also apply, such as committing assault and battery with the intent to only harm someone but ultimately causing them fatal injury.

Voluntary Manslaughter Charges Definition in Michigan

Manslaughter may also be the charges applied to the intentional killing of another person so long as there was no premeditation. Sometimes called “a crime of passion,” involuntary manslaughter defenses will cite that the alleged attacker was not in their usual frame of mind at the time and had been in extreme emotional distress due to provocation. The idea is that even a reasonable person is capable of aggression and violence when incited, intentionally or inadvertently. For example, a person who attacks and kills the lover of their spouse upon unexpectedly discovering them together in bed may be charged with involuntary manslaughter.

High Penalties Require Serious Defense

Whether you are facing involuntary or voluntary manslaughter charges, the penalties upon conviction will be harsh.

Your sentencing can include:

  • Up to 15 years in prison
  • Up to $7,500 in fines
  • Restitution paid to the victim’s family
  • Lengthy probation upon release

Our Royal Oak violent crime attorneys are dedicated to your legal defense from start to finish. We know how much force is behind the prosecution and how you could be penalized if convicted. Call 248.543.9000 to speak to our lawyers in during an initial case evaluation, and we can start to review your defense options.