Los Angeles Manslaughter Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one has been charged with manslaughter in Los Angeles or elsewhere in the State of California, you should hire a Los Angeles manslaughter defense attorney at The H Law Group to defend you and fight for you to keep you out of jail. Our manslaughter attorneys have the knowledge and experience to best defend you. You should not take manslaughter charges lightly as a conviction can lead to severe legal consequences, including lengthy jail time and expensive legal fees. So, if you’ve been charged with manslaughter, you should immediately contact an experienced Los Angeles manslaughter defense lawyer to represent you and fight for your freedom. Schedule your free consultation today by filling out the contact form below or by calling us at 1 (213) 370-0404.

The criminal defense attorneys at The H Law Group are skilled and knowledgeable, so they will first seek to have your case dismissed for a variety of reasons, if they’re not successful in doing so, they will proceed to negotiate the best plea deal possible with the prosecution. Manslaughter is an extremely serious criminal charge; as such, you should hire a reputable criminal defense lawyer who has the right experience to defend you. Our attorneys have that experience, and they’ve defended numerous individuals charged with manslaughter, and so they have extensive experience dealing with a variety of manslaughter charges in Los Angeles, California. We will now discuss the different types of manslaughter.

Voluntary Manslaughter Under California Penal Code (CPC) Section 192(a)

For the prosecution to convict an individual of voluntary manslaughter, it must prove the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. The defendant took action,
  2. The defendant’s actions resulted in another person’s death,
  3. At the time the defendant took action, he had the intent to kill someone, or he performed the action with a conscious disregard that it may result in killing another person, and
  4. The defendant was not justified in killing another person

To illustrate the difference between voluntary manslaughter and second-degree murder, it is helpful to give you the following example. For example, if a husband walks into his home and finds his wife with another man, and lashes out killing either the man that was in bed with his wife or killed his wife, the appropriate and likely charge is voluntary manslaughter and not second-degree murder because the defendant killed another person but did so in the heat of passion, making his conduct less egregious than someone who murders someone in cold blood.

To know the defenses that apply to your case, you should contact a Los Angeles Manslaughter Lawyer at The H Law Group to defend you. Our criminal defense attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to defend you against a charge of manslaughter. You should not gamble with your future, especially considering that a conviction for manslaughter can send you to prison for a maximum of eleven (11) years in a California State Prison.

Involuntary Manslaughter Under California Penal Code (CPC) Section 192

For the prosecution to convict an individual of involuntary manslaughter, it must prove the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. The defendant killed another person,
  2. The killing was unlawful because (1) it occurred during the commission of an infraction, the commission of a misdemeanor, or performing an act that carries a high risk of death or great bodily injury

To convict an individual of involuntary manslaughter, the prosecution need not prove that an individual had the intent to kill another person. Involuntary manslaughter is a felony and a conviction of it carries a maximum sentence of four (4) years in California State Prison. So, if you’ve been charged with involuntary manslaughter, you should contact an experienced Los Angeles involuntary manslaughter defense attorney at The H Law Group to defend you. Our attorneys have experienced handling involuntary manslaughter cases, and so they will do all that they can to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated – California Penal Code Section 191.5

In addition to voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter, the prosecution can bring vehicular manslaughter for individuals who killed another person while they were under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

For the prosecution to convict an individual of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, it must prove the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  • The defendant was driving
  • The defendant was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs,
  • The defendant, in addition to driving while under the influence, did some of the following things:
    • The defendant committed another misdemeanor
    • The defendant committed an infraction with negligence
    • The defendant committed a lawful act negligently
  • The defendant’s negligence caused another person’s death

Vehicular manslaughter is a wobbler, meaning the prosecution has the discretion to file it as either a felony or a misdemeanor. If the prosecution convicts an individual of felony vehicular manslaughter, he faces up to four (4) years in a California State Prison, as well hefty fines. If the prosecution convicts an individual of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, an individual faces a maximum of one (1) year in county jail, as well as having to pay substantial fines and restitution.

For the best results in your manslaughter case, you should contact an experienced Los Angeles Vehicular Manslaughter Attorney at The H Law Group to defend you. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to best defend you.

Contact a Los Angeles Manslaughter Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with manslaughter in Los Angeles or elsewhere in the State of California, you should immediately contact a Los Angeles Manslaughter Attorney to defend you. Manslaughter charges are serious and carry serious jail time, so immediately contact a defense attorney at The H Law Group and have the begin preparing a defense for your case. Our attorneys typically initially attempt to have the charges dismissed, however, if they are not able to do so, they will do all that they can to negotiate the best plea deal possible for you. Schedule your free consultation by filling out the contact form below, or by calling us at 1 (213) 370-0404.

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