Manslaughter, while a lesser crime than murder, is still an extremely serious criminal charge to face. Manslaughter is the criminal offense of causing the unlawful death of another, when unplanned or unintentional. In some cases, manslaughter may be entirely accidental, as in the case of vehicular manslaughter. Manslaughter may be further qualified into voluntary manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter.
A defense attorney at Okabe & Haushalter can help you if you have been arrested for manslaughter in or around Los Angeles or the South Bay area in California. Our attorneys are experienced in criminal law and understand what it takes to defend clients who are facing these criminal charges. In addition to proving factual innocence, there are a number of actions that a skilled defense lawyer can take to protect your rights and to make the legal system work in your favor. For example, an unlawful arrest or unreasonable search and seizure may be grounds for evidence to be suppressed or for a confession to be thrown out. By exploring every option and utilizing our extensive resources in this field, our defense lawyers will do whatever it takes to positively affect your case.
Manslaughter is a felony offense. Following are general penalties which may be enforced for this offense (specific sentencing may vary depending upon the jurisdiction and the case itself):
Additional penalties may include fines, probation, community service, and more.
Before you meet with a Los Angeles manslaughter attorney, there are some key pieces of information that can help get the consultation process off to a successful start. To prepare for the meeting, consider doing the following:
Taking the time to do these five things will not only help ensure an effective consultation, but it can also make the process less stressful and overwhelming. With a bit of preparation and knowledge, you can feel confident when meeting with your Los Angeles manslaughter attorney.
Every manslaughter case is somewhat unique. At Okabe & Haushalter, our goal is to tailor our defense strategy to your specific circumstances.
That said, common defenses a Los Angeles manslaughter attorney may employ include:
Again, each case is different and will require its own set of legal strategies and defenses. An experienced Los Angeles manslaughter attorney from Okabe & Haushalter can help evaluate your individual situation and determine the best course of action for you.
You cannot afford to take a chance with the next several years of your life by working with an attorney who provides anything less than stellar legal representation. At our firm, you can contact our firm for a consultation with an attorney in order to determine whether we are the right fit for you. With our experience and knowledge in the field combined with our dedication to our clients, we are certain that you will not regret your choice.
We have the extensive experience that you truly deserve when facing criminal charges of this severity. A prime example of our national reputation lies in the fact that Attorney Mark Haushalter, one of our legal partners, has been recognized as a legal commentator on the Casey Anthony case for CNN. With our extensive experience and vast knowledge regarding criminal law, backed by our reputation and track record of success, you can trust that should you choose to work with us that you will have an experienced advocate on your side to help protect your best interests. To learn more, call our legal team as soon as possible.