Manslaughter Lawyer in Miami
Types of Manslaughter Charges and Penalties
If you or a loved one has been charged with suspected manslaughter in Miami, you will significantly improve your chances of having the charges against you dismissed or acquitted at trial if you have ardent Miami manslaughter lawyer from Seltzer Law, P.A. fighting on your behalf. Our lead lawyer is a former State Attorney who has received a 9.1 Superb Avvo Rating and was selected for inclusion in the 2010 list of Rising Stars℠ by Super Lawyers® Magazine. Each member of our team possesses a comprehensive understanding of criminal law and we are all strong advocates for the rights of our clients. Over the years we have successfully represented countless individuals facing charges for manslaughter, murder (homicide) and other violent crimes. We are here to fight for you!
An individual convicted of manslaughter in Miami will be facing serious penalties and a lengthy prison sentence depending on the type of manslaughter charges. In cases involving the involuntary death of another individual as a result of reckless behavior, criminal negligence, or outright irresponsibility, the charges will be involuntary manslaughter. If an individual was intentionally killed during an altercation or an act of passion, and there was no premeditation involved, the charges will likely be voluntary manslaughter. Vehicular manslaughter charges involve the death of an individual in a motor vehicle accident, most often as a result DUI or some other type of driver distraction. Penalties for manslaughter in our state include a minimum of 9 1/4 years in prison. Additional penalties of up to 15 more years in prison, 15 years of probation and fines up to $10,000 may also be imposed. Do not expect to receive an early release either as our laws currently require that those convicted of manslaughter serve a minimum of 85 percent of their sentence.
Turn to a proven Miami attorney to help you fight manslaughter charges.
It is imperative that you realize manslaughter is not a charge to be taken lightly. We understand the seriousness of the charges you face. We have seen the impact a manslaughter conviction can have on an individual's freedom, family and future. Simply put, manslaughter is a felony offense regardless of whether it is involuntary manslaughter, voluntary manslaughter or vehicular manslaughter. Any delay in obtain legal counsel will put your case at risk. We take pride in providing our clients with the hard-hitting criminal defense they need to help protect their interests and maintain their freedom. We stand ready to do the same for you. If you are facing manslaughter charges, call a Miami manslaughter attorney at our firm now so we can help you prepare the sound defense strategy you deserve.