Are you or a loved one being investigated or charged with manslaughter? If so, you must contact the criminal defense attorneys of Finebloom, Haenel and Higgins. Manslaughter generally involves accidental death or an unplanned death. There are two forms of manslaughter: Voluntary Manslaughter and Involuntary Manslaughter.

Voluntary Manslaughter generally involves the death of a human being while in the heat of passion. The individual charged with Voluntary Manslaughter did not plan on killing the victim, but circumstances caused the defendant to react without planning that resulted in the death of another. For example, the defendant comes home to find their spouse in the middle of an affair. The surprise and shock lead the defendant to kill their spouse or the individual having sex with their spouse. The defendant did not plan on killing anyone but the event caused that reaction.

Involuntary Manslaughter is charged when the death of an individual was caused by recklessness or negligence. This is the unintentional killing of a human being. For example, if you fail to secure your load and debris falls from your truck while on the highway and that debris causes an automobile accident. Those involved in the accident die. The driver that failed to secure their load properly may be charged with Involuntary Manslaughter because their recklessness or negligence led to the death of another.

Although, manslaughter is not as serious as murder, there are still severe penalties and life changing consequences. It is a felony, and the chance of incarceration, massive fines and lengthy probation are very high. It is critical that you are legally represented by aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorneys to protect your legal rights and freedom. Contact Finebloom, Haenel and Higgins today for a free consultation – 1-888-781-9696.