Daytona Beach Manslaughter Attorney
Facing Manslaughter Charges in Daytona Beach or Volusia County?
Manslaughter charges will be filed against anyone who unintentionally kills
another person. Unlike
murder, manslaughter is not committed with malice aforethought, which makes it
a lesser offense than murder. That being said, anytime a person unlawfully
kills another person, the charges and penalties will be severe. If you
have been charged with manslaughter in Volusia County, you can expect
to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Even though you didn’t
intend to hurt or kill anyone, the prosecutors and law enforcement officials
involved are still going to hold you accountable for your actions, and
seek the toughest penalties possible under law.
To ensure you have the aggressive defense you need throughout the criminal process, you should consider contacting a Daytona Beach criminal defense lawyer at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. As former prosecutors, we know what is involved in these types of cases from both sides, giving us a unique advantage when it comes to preparing a strong defense. We know which defense strategies are effective and which are not, as well which tactics the prosecutors will likely use to make their case.
Types of Manslaughter Charges
Manslaughter is classified as voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, and vehicular homicide.
There are different types of manslaughter which include:
- Voluntary Manslaughter: when a person unlawfully kills another in the heat of passion or as a reaction to being provoked by the victim.
- Involuntary Manslaughter: involuntary manslaughter refers to a completely accidental killing. Involuntary manslaughter charges are also typically filed against a person who accidentally kills another during the commission of a misdemeanor crime, or while carrying out some act that is likely to cause bodily injury or harm.
- Vehicular Homicide: vehicular homicide will be charged with a person causes a motor vehicle accident, consequently killing another. An accident can be caused by drunk driving, speeding, driving recklessly, running a red light, rolling through a stop sight, failing to yield, etc.
If you’ve been charged with manslaughter in Daytona Beach or anywhere else in Volusia County, do not head to court without the protection of an experienced defense lawyer.
To learn more about our defense services, contact a Daytona Beach manslaughter attorney at our office today by calling (386) 693-1637!