Accused of Manslaughter? Learn How Our Hands-On Legal Team May Be Able To Help You

Orange County Manslaughter Defense Attorney

What Is Manslaughter?

Searching for an attorney for a manslaughter case in Orange County? Manslaughter is an unlawful homicide crime that occurs with the unintentional killing of another human being. Manslaughter is a common charge in accidents involving the death of another person, although as a violent crime it can also be imposed in other scenarios as well, such as in the heat of passion or a spontaneous conflict.

The penalties for committing manslaughter are very serious, and anyone accused of this crime should immediately contact a qualified Orange County criminal defense lawyer who will take your case in hand and fight for your defense.

Penalties for Manslaughter in California

The penalties for manslaughter are very serious, and vary depending on the specific charge. Voluntary manslaughter is a violent crime that includes heat of passion crimes, or death that occurs as a result of a sudden conflict and can levy prison sentences of 3, 6 or 11 years.

Involuntary manslaughter is more traditional in accidents resulting in death, and those found guilty can face 2, 3 or 4 years in state prison. In addition to these penalties, those who are convicted may receive fines, may have to pay restitution, or could face other consequences.

Vehicular manslaughter is possible when the death was caused by a motor vehicle accident or the negligence of a driver. Common penalties for this homicide crime include anywhere from 2 to 10 years in state prison for felonies and up to one year in county jail for misdemeanors.

Need an attorney for manslaughter in Orange County, CA?

Attorney Frances Prizzia is dedicated to defending those accused of, or charged with manslaughter throughout Southern California. She is a compassionate, true believer in the right of all people to receive a proper defense, and the opportunity to fight the criminal charges in court.

Our firm works closely with each and every client to build a detailed and thorough case that is designed to achieve positive results. Clients who seek the services of attorney Frances Prizzia will have a solid advocate, compassionate representative and aggressive professional on their side.

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