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Manslaughter occurs when a person recklessly causes the death of another, or acting under extreme emotional disturbance, causes the death of another, or acting under circumstances when a person reasonably believes the circumstances provide a legal justification or excuse for his conduct constitutes manslaughter. There are three types of manslaughter; the first type is voluntary manslaughter which is described as intentional killing without a premeditation to kill. The second type is involuntary manslaughter which refers to an unintentional killing resulting from criminal negligence or recklessness. Lastly, there is vehicular manslaughter and that occurs when an individual takes the life another while operating a vehicle such as a car, motorcycle or boat.
Any type of manslaughter charges comes with a heavy price. People convicted manslaughter, can face time in jail, prison without parole, and monetary fines. In general manslaughter next to murder is the highest charge a person can be charged with and because the courts are heavy of the penalties, the chances of the charges being dropped are slim to none.
For manslaughter charges you need a criminal defense lawyer that has years of experience dealing with manslaughter cases and who has trial experience. Manslaughter cases are difficult and challenging, therefore, it is vital to get a skilled criminal defense lawyer, it can mean the difference between a prison sentence and a dismissed charge.
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