Cases involving manslaughter are different from those involving murder, but require an equally experienced criminal defense and manslaugher attorney to ensure you are treated fairly and justice is truly served. Where murder requires intention, malice, or reckless disregard for human life, manslaughter can be entirely unintentional. Nonetheless, a conviction of manslaughter can have life-long consequences including jail time, restitution, and years of probation. The dedicated manslaughter lawyers at The Cochran Firm South Florida are devoted to providing people charged with manslaughter professional and exceptional representation in these cases.
Types of Manslaughter
There are three types of manslaughter you can be charged with:
- Involuntary manslaughter – involuntary manslaughter occurs when an otherwise reasonable person acts in a way that is criminally negligent or reckless, resulting in the accidental death of someone else
- Voluntary manslaughter – voluntary manslaughter results when a person is provoked in rage and takes a life, often in the “heat of passion.” In these instances, there was no malice or forethought that went into the killing, separating this charge from murder
- Vehicular manslaughter – vehicular manslaughter occurs when a driver acts in a negligent or reckless manner, and someone else is killed as a result. Often, these cases involve drugs or alcohol
The Cochran Firm Will Fight for You
No matter what type of manslaughter you have been charged with, you will require an aggressive and experienced Miami manslaugher attorney to fight for your freedom. With years of experience and strategies proven to be effective in defending people charged with this crime, our manslaugher defense lawyers in Miami, Ft Myers, or Ft Lauderdale will fight to have your charges reduced or completely dismissed.
The consequences of a manslaughter conviction will have an irreversible impact on your life. You deserve justice, and our manslaugher attorneys are prepared to fight for your rights, and help see that you are provided every opportunity to have your side of story heard.
If you live in or around Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, or Ft. Myers, Florida and have been accused of manslaughter, please contact the manslaughter lawyers at The Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule an initial consultation today.