Manslaughter / Murder
Manslaughter and Murder charges are among the most serious of criminal activities with manslaughter being defined as the killing of a person without premeditated intent and murder being defined as the killing of a person with precedented malicious consideration.
Hiring a Skilled Attorney is Key
Manslaughter is considered a second degree felony and maximum punishment is a $10,000 fine and 20 years imprisonment.
Intoxication manslaughter is treated more relentlessly by the courts and punishment of fines up to $100,000, 20 years imprisonment, revocation of driving privileges, and community service are all possible in sentencing.
Self-defense is often a factor in cases of murder and the laws involved in claims of self-defense are very complex. It is imperative that a seasoned criminal defense attorney be quickly employed to fight a conviction of manslaughter or murder.