Manslaughter involves unintentionally bringing about the death of another person as a result of an illegal act or a lawful act that might be predicted to probably bring about such a result. The latter example differs from second degree murder in that involves negligence rather than recklessness and a lesser probability that the actions involved would result in a death.
Examples of manslaughter include a gun that you are holding accidentally firing or leaving poison within a child’s reach that is then ingested and results in the child’s death. Manslaughter is still a very serious charge that can result in a prison sentence and a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney should be retained try to protect you from such a consequence. Manslaughter is a felony charge and can thus a conviction can have lasting effects on your life beyond initial penalties.
If you find that you or a loved one are currently dealing with criminal charges pertaining to manslaughter, who you choose to defend you will have a profound impact on the outcome of your case. You need to be confident that you have a heavyweight in your corner—a lawyer who knows their way around a courtroom with violent crimes of this nature. At our firm, we have been proven on a national level. In fact, Attorney Mark Haushalter has recently been recognized as a legal commentator for CNN on the Casey Anthony case. This is a prime example of the ways in which we have been recognized for our work in the criminal defense field.
At Okabe & Haushalter, we can work hard to investigate your case and prepare for trial. We can review the evidence of the prosecution to look for any points that render it invalid or inadmissible. Our thorough review of your case may also show up errors in the legal process that amount to a violation of your rights, which may also have a bearing on your case.
We may seek to show the lack of negligent behavior or unlawful act; in this case, even if a death was caused but was entirely accidental, charges should not be upheld. Self-defense is another strategy that may be relevant in some cases as a death resulting from this is not unlawful if your actions were reasonable and proportionate to the circumstances. Whatever the specifics of your case, we can attempt to protect you from a conviction. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you in your case, we encourage you to call a criminal lawyer from our firm today.
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