San Diego Manslaughter Defense Attorney
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This charge is made when a person kills another but there is not the malice
or intention present as in
murder. It is a serious charge though because one can go to jail for several
years if convicted. If you have been charged, it is important to not make
statements to the police. Anything you say may be used against you in
court. It is better to have a
San Diego defense attorney from The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC speak for you when needed.
Types of Manslaughter Charges
Voluntary Manslaughter: This occurs when a person has been provoked by another. He then responds
with too much force than was called for by the situation and the other
person dies. The penalty is from three to eleven years.
Involuntary Manslaughter: In this case there is no intention to kill another. The person, however,
was acting with gross negligence or while committing a misdemeanor. The
penalty for this charge is two to four years.
Vehicular Manslaughter: This is the most common manslaughter charge. A person is driving a car
in some illegal manner and kills another person. The sentence is from
one to ten years.
Let Our Experienced and Effective Lawyers Fight for You!
The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC vigorously defends manslaughter
violent crime charges in the San Diego, California area. We urge you to contact us immediately
so that we can investigate the accident without delay. We need to talk
to the witnesses before their memories fade. We also need to investigate
the scene and gather any evidence that might remain.
Our firm has a team of knowledgeable attorneys with more than two decades
of collective experience in criminal defense, and nearly 100 trials under
their belts. Attorney Kerry Armstrong has represented many high profile
clients and has been
featured on multiple news outlets, including CNN, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, Dateline NBC, Inside
Edition and the
San Diego Union-Tribune. Our commitment to our clients is friendly, respectful service and vigilant
defense of charges.
Your chances for a good outcome of the case are greatly improved by hiring
a competent attorney to aggressively defend you. Don't wait to contact
a lawyer who has experience fighting manslaughter charges;
call The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC.