Atlanta Manslaughter Defense Attorney
Aggressive Manslaughter Lawyer
Manslaughter is defined as a form of
homicide which is the unlawful killing of another human being without malice aforethought,
or without the prior intent to kill another. Manslaughter breaks down
into two subcategories - involuntary and voluntary. Voluntary manslaughter
is generally an intentional homicide in the heat of passion or after a
reasonable provocation. Often, voluntary manslaughter is a result of self-defense.
Involuntary manslaughter, on the other hand, occurs when someone dies
as a consequence of the defendant's irresponsibility or recklessness,
or some illegal act which is not a felony. Manslaughter is differentiated from
murder, which includes in its definition an intention or premeditation to kill.
Penalties for Manslaughter
Manslaughter is a less serious crime than murder - however it still carries
with it harsh penalties. If you've been convicted of involuntary manslaughter,
you can receive from two to four years in prison - and for voluntary manslaughter
anywhere from three to 11 years in prison.
If you've been charged with any form of manslaughter, it is extremely
important that you take immediate steps to protect your rights. Do not
leave yourself unprotected. You will need an aggressive Atlanta federal
criminal defense attorney to help create an effective defense in court.
At The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C., we will fight to do everything
possible to have your charges either reduced or dropped. By choosing representation
with our firm, you will be supported by an advocate that you can trust
and who will diligently work to resolve your case to a successful outcome.
Our attorneys have more than 40 combined years of experience, and are
committed to working tirelessly on your behalf to help you avoid the long-term
penalties of a manslaughter conviction. We encourage you to meet with
us for an interview about your case before speaking with any prosecutor
or law enforcement official.