Manslaughter: Explanation of the Charges
Being charged with manslaughter is one of the most terrifying experiences
a person can go through in his or her lifetime. Distinguishing it from the
violent crime of
murder is not as simple as not meaning to kill someone. The three primary manslaughter
charges people think of when manslaughter is charged are vehicular manslaughter,
involuntary manslaughter and voluntary manslaughter. Each of these manslaughter
types result in different consequences and require a specific kind of defense.
Vehicular manslaughter is when death results due to the negligent operation of a vehicle. These
charges can become progressively more serious depending on the evidence.
Involuntary manslaughter implies a lack of intent to commit any kind of bodily harm. Examples include
hitting someone after running a red light and a patient dying because
a doctor failed to notice decreasing oxygen levels.
Voluntary manslaughter is when the killer had no intent to kill the person but did act in the
"heat of passion" in an unjustified manner. An example of this
would be if a person killed a passer-by thinking that that person was
going to mug them.
No matter what form of manslaughter you are being charged with, it is crucial
that you take these charges seriously and obtain legal representation
from a knowledgeable lawyer.
Defending You Against Manslaughter
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criminal defense attorney to provide you with the best defense possible. At The Law Office
of Bruce C. Bridgman, the legal team is prepared to represent you in court
against any number of criminal charges. They will fight on your behalf
to get your charges reduced or dropped if possible. The longer you wait
to make the call, the less time you have to build the defense that you
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