Orlando Manslaughter Defense Attorney
Experienced Defense Against Manslaughter Charges In Orlando, Winter Park And Across Central Florida
Florida Criminal Code 782.07 defines manslaughter as the killing of another person by the act, procurement or culpable negligence of another without lawful justification and in a manner not constituting murder or excusable homicide.
Manslaughter is a lesser charge than first-degree or second-degree murder because it does not involve a killing that was committed with the required intent for a murder charge. A person may be convicted of manslaughter even if he or she did not intend to kill another person.
Under Florida law when a DUI accident results in the death of a pedestrian, a person in another vehicle or a passenger in your vehicle, you may face DUI manslaughter charges. These are very serious charges that should be taken care of immediately by consulting a highly experienced Orlando DUI Manslaughter Defense Lawyer.
Manslaughter Vs. Aggravated Manslaughter
Manslaughter is typically a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Manslaughter involving the killing of a person who is 65 or older, under the age of 18, a disabled adult, officer, firefighter or emergency medical technician constitutes aggravated manslaughter, a first-degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
Possible Defenses To Manslaughter Charges
We believe that every person accused of a crime has a right to a zealous defense. Among the defenses that might be used in a manslaughter case are the "justifiable use of deadly force", an "excusable homicide", sel- defense, alleging insanity when the person charged with manslaughter has a mental disease and an alibi defense. The best approach for your defense would be determined by our experienced Orlando manslaughter defense lawyer after a thorough analysis of your case.
There are many ways that we can make a positive difference in your case:
- We thoroughly investigate each case to find weaknesses in the prosecution's case, uncover violations of our clients' constitutional rights and analyze potential defenses that may be available to our clients. We build a strong case on behalf of our clients, so we are prepared to fight their charges at trial, seek a dismissal of their charges or create leverage that is necessary to obtain a favorable plea agreement.
- We have a strong knowledge of Florida's sentencing guidelines and understand the role that mandatory prison sentences may play in our clients' cases. Each criminal offense in Florida is assigned a specific number of points. Once a person has 44 points, he or she is subject to a mandatory prison sentence. Even in such cases, we may be able to obtain a downward sentencing departure.
- We are knowledgeable about Florida's 10-20-Life statute, habitual felony offender statute, habitual violent felony offender statute, violent career criminal statute, prison release re-offender statute and other laws that may play a role in your case.
Our criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience defending clients against high-level criminal offenses, including manslaughter charges in Orlando and across Central Florida. We have handled thousands of criminal cases and has defended clients against charges ranging from misdemeanor DUI to manslaughter and aggravated manslaughter, and first-degree murder charges. If you face these charges we would investigate all of the available evidence, question the witnesses, and verify if law enforcement acted legally to see if any of the evidence against you can be suppressed.
Contact Our Experienced Orlando Manslaughter Defense Attorneys
If you have been charged with manslaughter in Orlando, Winter Park, Kissimmee or anywhere in Central Florida, it is crucial that you get legal counsel immediately! Contact our criminal defense lawyers for a consultation and to understand the options available to you today!. You may call us at 1-866-680-4LAW or fill out our online form located at the top of the page and one of our experienced manslaughter defense Attorneys will contact you shortly. We respond to after-hours messages promptly. Evening or weekend appointments are available upon request. We respect your privacy and will keep all your information confidential.