Manslaughter is a crime that is committed when a person unintentionally kills another person. Manslaughter is a common charge in traffic accidents like DUI or matters of assault as well as more specific situations where emotions may temporarily take over and cause an individual to lose control. Manslaughter is generally considered to be an accidental death, even if the perpetrator caused the victim physical harm.
There can be a fine line between manslaughter and murder, however, and it is important to make sure that you have the best Orlando criminal defense attorney available to represent you in your defense. Call for a free consultation with our Orlando defense firm!
Manslaughter is commonly considered to be an accident of negligence while murder demonstrates a clear recklessness or inconsideration for the lives of others in the commission of an act. Murder charges can be downgraded to manslaughter charges, which typically carry very serious penalties that are still a better alternative to the most serious murder penalties. Those who are found guilty of manslaughter will be convicted of a second degree felony and may spend up to 15 years in prison with thousands in fines.
As vigorously as state prosecution may pursue convictions in charges for violent crimes, there are a number of successful approaches to a sound defense in a manslaughter trial. Attorney Blankner has won many hard-fought criminal defense trials for such violent crimes as murder, manslaughter, and assault with a deadly weapon and much more.
Our firm takes every client as seriously as the next, and every case is approached with the same level of dedication and respect that is required to build the best possible defense. Our lawyers have all worked as prosecutors in the past, which means we have a unique insight into the practices of the prosecution and can use that information to exploit their weaknesses while strengthening your defense.
Contact an Orlando manslaughter defense attorney if you have been accused of killing another person without premeditation and want the best legal representation available.