Los Angeles Manslaughter Defense Attorney
Federal law defines manslaughter as the unlawful killing of a human being without malice. There are two kinds of manslaughter: voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. Voluntary manslaughter is such that it occurs upon a sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion. Involuntary manslaughter occurs in the commission of an unlawful act not amounting to a felony, or in the commission in an unlawful manner, or without due caution and circumspection, of a lawful act which might produce death. 18 U.S.C. Section 1112 sets out the punishment for individuals convicted of voluntary manslaughter as fines and/or imprisonment for up to fifteen years. For those convicted of involuntary manslaughter the punishment is fines and/or imprisonment for up to eight years. Furthermore, 18 U.S.C. Section 1113 provides for punishment for anyone who even attempts to commit manslaughter, carrying a punishment of large fines and/or imprisonment of up to seven years.
Because of the severity of these charges, either at state or federal level, obtaining the legal services of a competent federal criminal lawyer is crucial to the outcome of your case. Defending this type of violent crime case is a serious issue. You will need a highly experienced lawyer who is familiar with defending these type cases.
Eisner Gorin LLP represent clients in the greater Los Angeles area and all United States District Courts in California. With over five decades of combined experience, we have the skill and resources to provide you with excellent legal representation. Call us at (877) 781-1570 or fill out online contact form.
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