Facing Manslaughter Charges?
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Has another individual died because of your actions? You may be charged
with the criminal act of manslaughter if you committed an unplanned or
accidental unlawful killing of another human and if there was no malice
aforethought. Manslaughter charges can be the result of driving recklessly
and causing an auto accident or a number of other scenarios.
Understanding the Penalties You Face:
Fla. Stat. § 782.07, manslaughter is a second-degree felony offense, punishable by 15 years
in prison and a $10,000 fine. If the court labels you a "habitual"
offender, this prison sentence could be increased to 30 years. If you
were charged, you need to obtain prompt legal representation in order
shield yourself from the life-altering consequences of these penalties.
if you have been accused of manslaughter, protect your rights by calling
all Parks & Braxton, PA today!
Voluntary vs. Involuntary
Manslaughter charges can be charged under three different types, under
Florida law, each with its own varying degrees of severity. One of the
hallmarks of manslaughter charges "state of mind;" the prosecution
must prove that there was a complete disregard for someone's life
and that those negligence was what led to the victim's death.
These three types are as follows:
- DUI manslaughter
Voluntary manslaughter, the most serious type, is typically committed in
the "heat of passion" and involves the intentional killing of
another human being.
The second type of manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, is the unintentional
death of another caused by negligence. You may be charged with involuntary
manslaughter while you were committing a misdemeanor offense and your
actions caused harm.
The third and final type of manslaughter,
DUI manslaughter, is committed while driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or
drugs. An individual could face both a
DUI in combination with manslaughter. There are two types of DUI manslaughter:
vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and vehicular manslaughter
with ordinary negligence.
Choose a Lawyer with Proven Results
If you or someone you know has been charged with manslaughter in Miami,
you have a short period of time to build a strong defense case against
your charges. You can find the tough legal representation you desperately
need at this time when you call Parks & Braxton, PA. With
over 50 years of collective legal experience, our distinguished defense team is capable of handling the most serious
of criminal charges. We have successfully handled thousands of cases in
the past, and we are not afraid of putting up a fight for you!
We provide you with a wealth of resources and legal knowledge to fight
your charges with the best defense strategies. Act now and
call a Miami criminal defense attorney at Parks & Braxton, PA as soon as possible!