Manslaughter Defense

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Manslaughter Defense

Assaultive offenses generally include assault, battery, domestic (or family) violence, aggravated assault, and homicide. If you are charged or arrested for manslaughter you need to consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The lawyers at Gunter and Bennett well versed in assaultive offenses. Please note that the criminal laws in Texas involve a separate process when a juvenile is charged with a crime.

Homicide: Manslaughter

Of course, the highest level of assaultive offenses is homicide which includes manslaughter. These are very serious crimes. Generally, murder is where a person intentionally or knowingly causes the death of a person. Manslaughter is charged when a person recklessly causes the death of another.

Punishment for Manslaughter

Manslaughter is a second degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. If your case is dismissed it is probably eligible to be expunged. We always encourage our clients to pursue an expunction if they are eligible. An expunction allows you to legally deny that you were ever charged or arrested for a crime. It is a very worthwhile procedure and one that we can help you with.