Fight for Your Future with the Help of a Manslaughter Lawyer

Manslaughter charges are typically thought of as being ‘less serious’ than murder charges or other homicide allegations. In a manslaughter case, the defendant is accused of unlawfully killing another person without intent to kill. In most cases, manslaughter charges come about due to alleged negligence or recklessness on the part of the defendant. Perhaps the defendant was driving too fast and could not stop to avoid a lethal car accident, or maybe the defendant was provoked to such an extreme degree that they killed another person in the heat of passion or rage. In these cases, the killing is unlikely to be deemed a murder, because it was not premeditated or even intentional. Still, the defendant’s negligence or recklessness would likely be enough to bring charges of manslaughter. In such situations, it is crucial to consult an experienced manslaughter lawyer.

While manslaughter does not carry the intention or premeditation that would justify a murder charge, the charge is hardly ‘less serious’ than murder, no matter what anyone says. Manslaughter charges are still extremely severe and should be taken very seriously. Someone convicted of manslaughter can be sentenced to extensive prison time—sometimes even a life sentence. If you have been charged with this type of crime, then working with a lawyer that knows the ins and outs of manslaughter charges could mean the difference between a future in prison and a future in society.

In manslaughter cases, every detail matters to determine fault, cause and intention. It could be that someone accused of manslaughter was not even at fault for the incident in question. It could also be that there are small details in the case that might make a difference between a ‘voluntary’ manslaughter charge and an ‘involuntary’ charge. In any case, having an experienced lawyer who can help you build your case and fight for your best interests is a must in these delicate situations.

If you require a manslaughter lawyer, Robertson O’Gorman can help. Our lawyers have been working on these types of cases for more than 40 years. Contact us today to learn more or to set up a consultation with our team.