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Long Beach Manslaughter Defense Lawyers


Facing the accusation of taking someone else's life, whether deliberate or not, can be very frightening for numerous reasons. First, the penalties that result from a conviction are severe and can put you in state prison for the rest of your life your life. Second, you may feel as if law enforcement and everyone else convicted you. Finally, you may not have a full understanding of your rights and the legal process and, as a result, feel as if you have no control over your fate. Worst of all, you may feel abandoned, isolated, and hopeless. However, there is help.

The Long Beach defense attorneys at The Amer Law Firm value excellent customer service, hard work, loyalty and dedication and apply these principles to their practice. We will do whatever it takes to get you the best outcome for your case and, if we cannot accomplish a complete dismissal or acquittal, we will do everything within our power to get the best possible results and significantly reduced penalties. Since early involvement by a strong defense attorney is crucial in any criminal case, it is vital that you get in touch with us as soon as possible. Call us at (866) 431-2637 for a no-cost consultation to learn more about your rights and legal options.

How Does California Law Define Manslaughter?

According to California Penal Code section 192 , manslaughter is considered "the unlawful killing of a human being without malice." There are three different categories of manslaughter, each one accorded their own conditions and penalties.

Voluntary manslaughter

The accused kills the victim impulsively in the "heat of passion" without "malice aforethought." In other words, premeditation or intent is not a factor in this kind of killing. The accused is thought to have lost control in some manner.

Involuntary manslaughter

The accused kills the victim while committing an unlawful act that is not a felony or while performing a potentially dangerous action without exercising proper caution.

Vehicular manslaughter

According to California Penal Code Section 192 (c), which refers to manslaughter cases that involve no drugs or alcohol, a person can be convicted if he or she drove the vehicle in an unlawful manner, drove recklessly, or knowingly made the accident happen to make money. California Penal Code Section 191.5, which refers to manslaughter cases in which alcohol or drugs are involved, states that the defendant can be convicted if he or she drove while intoxicated and caused an accident that resulted in the death of another.

What are the Penalties for Manslaughter in California?

Although the penalties vary depending on the type of manslaughter committed, they are all severe and can potentially result in a sentence of up to 11 years for voluntary manslaughter and many other consequences, thereby ruining the life of someone who is convicted of this offense. These consequences include exorbitant fines, years in county jail or prison, formal probation, counseling, community service, and many other losses and obligations.

Representing You in Your Most Trying Time

The experienced defense attorneys at The Amer Law Firm have the experience and the knowledge to provide you with dependable representation inside and outside of the court. We will analyze the particular details surrounding your case and employ a customized legal strategy that will give you the best possible defense and best chance at success on your case. Call us today at (866) 431-2637 for a no-cost consultation to learn more about how we can help you or your loved one.

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