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Miami Manslaughter Defense Attorney

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If you were arrested for manslaughter, you need an attorney with the right experience to fight for your rights, your freedom, and your future. A manslaughter conviction can change your life, so get in touch with a Miami criminal defense lawyer from Hager & Schwartz, P.A. today.

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Penalties for Manslaughter

There are two forms of manslaughter – voluntary and involuntary – each with specific penalties. Sentencing for a manslaughter conviction may include:

  • Up to 15 Years in Prison
  • A $10,000 Fine

Aggravated circumstances, such as an elderly victim or prior offenses, can increase these penalties.

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Manslaughter is defined as the unlawful killing of a human being when this is unplanned, accidental or includes no malice aforethought. For example, driving recklessly and causing an auto accident that results in the death of another driver or passenger could be qualified as manslaughter.

Florida penalties for manslaughter convictions are harsh. You could face years in a state correctional facility. Fortunately, you can find help by consulting a Miami manslaughter attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. represent clients in manslaughter cases throughout Miami-Dade County, Florida. By providing aggressive representation and by acting as fierce advocates for our clients’ rights, our attorneys work to clear all charges and help our clients return to life as normal.

Voluntary Manslaughter Vs. Involuntary Manslaughter

  • Voluntary Manslaughter involves a homicide that is committed in the heat of passion, often provoked by the actions of the victim.
  • Involuntary Manslaughter is often totally unintentional. When a homicide results during the commission of a misdemeanor offense or while the perpetrator is carrying out an action that is likely to cause great injury or harm to another, this may qualify as an involuntary manslaughter charge. Vehicular manslaughter is often charged as involuntary manslaughter.

Penalties for these offenses will vary depending upon the jurisdiction as well as the exact circumstances of the case.

Manslaughter Penalties

Manslaughter is a second-degree felony offense in Florida. A sentence may include up to 15 years in a state correctional facility. In some cases, it may be classified as a first-degree felony, but this is usually only in particular cases, such as manslaughter involving an elderly person, an EMT, peace officer or firefighter.

You may have been falsely accused of manslaughter based on mistaken identity, or you may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Although physical evidence may point to your guilt, it could be that law enforcement conducted an unreasonable or illegal search and seizure to recover that evidence. A skilled criminal defense lawyer can review your particular case and conduct an independent investigation in order to determine what can be done to defend your rights.

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