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If you have been charged with or are being investigated for manslaughter, it is critical that you seek the advocacy of an experienced criminal defense lawyer as quickly as possible. Attorney Robert J. Gonzalez has extensive experience in violent crimes, including manslaughter, and will fight to protect your rights and freedom.
What Is Manslaughter in Texas?
Manslaughter is a violent crime that involves the death of another person. It can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances of the crime. If you are convicted of felony manslaughter, you could face prison time, fines, probation, and other penalties. If you are convicted of misdemeanor manslaughter, you could be sentenced to jail time and fines.
The type of manslaughter charge you face will depend on the circumstances of the crime. There are two types of manslaughter charges:
- Voluntary manslaughter
- Involuntary manslaughter
Voluntary manslaughter is a charge that involves a murder that happens in the heat of the moment. It can be charged when a person kills another person in a fit of rage, passion, or jealousy. It can also be charged when someone kills another person in order to protect themselves or another person from harm. In both of these cases, the defendant must have had the intent to kill in order to be convicted of voluntary manslaughter.
Examples of voluntary manslaughter include:
- Killing another person in the heat of the moment
- Killing another person in self-defense
- Killing another person to protect another person
Involuntary manslaughter is a charge that involves the death of another person due to recklessness or negligence. This charge can be filed when a person kills another person by driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or by failing to use the care that a reasonable person would use under the circumstances. It can also be charged when a person's actions cause the death of another person, even if the death was unintentional.
Examples of involuntary manslaughter include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to use the care that a reasonable person would use in the circumstances
- Causing the death of another person without intending to do so
Manslaughter is a serious crime that carries serious penalties. If you are facing charges of manslaughter or are being investigated for this crime, you need the help of an attorney with experience in violent crimes. Attorney Robert J. Gonzalez has handled hundreds of violent crimes cases and will fight to protect your rights and freedom.
Call Our Firm for a Free Consultation
If you are facing charges for or are being investigated for manslaughter, call our firm for the help you need. At Robert J. Gonzalez, Attorney At Law, we understand the gravity of this charge and will fight to protect your rights and freedom. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Gonzalez knows both sides of the criminal justice system and will use his experience and knowledge to help you. We offer a free consultation to all clients so that you can tell us about your case and we can tell you about your legal options.
Call our firm today at (361) 993-3333 and get the representation you need from an experienced and trusted lawyer.
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