Manslaughter or murder charges carry drastically life-altering maximum sentences. When what is at issue is the loss of liberty for the rest of one’s life, hiring the right lawyer can make all the difference in the world for the accused. At Fischer Redavid PLLC, we believe that when one life has already been lost, it doesn’t always mean another one should be, too. We seek out extraordinary strategies to achieve positive results.
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The killing of a human being by the act, procurement, or culpable negligence of another, without justification, is the crime of “manslaughter.” Manslaughter is not pre-meditated. Ordinarily, manslaughter is charged as a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years’ imprisonment. If the death was an elderly person, child, disabled adult, police officer, or paramedic, it may be considered aggravated manslaughter and be charged as a first-degree felony.
The use of deadly force is sometimes legally justifiable when defending yourself from another felony. However, raising a self-defense argument is easier said than done. There might be pre-trial hearings and other complicated issues. Consult one of our Hollywood criminal defense attorneys to guide you through the process and advise you on your best course of action.
When the killing of a human being was part of a pre-meditated design, or the result of a person committing another felony (e.g. drug trafficking, arson, sexual battery, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, escape, carjacking, home-invasion, or aggravated stalking), it can be charged as murder. The latter is usually referred to as felony murder, but in either case, it can be charged under the principal theory. That means that even though you may not have been the one whose conduct directly lead to the death (i.e. pulling the trigger), you may be just as culpable if you were aiding, abetting, or counseling in the commission of the crime.
Murder is a capital felony meaning, upon conviction, it’s possible that the death sentence can be imposed. If the government is seeking the death penalty in a murder case against you or someone you care about, you should hire a specialized criminal defense attorney who is approved for death penalty cases. When the death penalty is waived and life imprisonment is on the table, Fischer Redavid PLLC is highly qualified to bring our dedicated and zealous counsel to your case and fight for your freedom.
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