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York Manslaughter Lawyer

Aggressive Defense for Manslaughter Charges

If you or someone you love is accused of committing manslaughter, the danger of losing your freedom is very real. A conviction for manslaughter can lead to a long prison sentence. If you are under investigation, make sure you contact our York criiminal defense attorney at your earliest convenience!

Levels of Manslaughter

There are two types of manslaughter charges, both are felonies. Voluntary manslaughter is the charge filed when a person has killed another in the heat of passion, such as in a sudden (but unplanned) fight. As murder charges are related to malice aforethought, a sudden fit of rage when provoked that leads to a death is likely to be charged as voluntary manslaughter.

The potential penalties include up to 20 years in state prison. Involuntary manslaughter is different in that the death occurred unintentionally. This is the charge filed when an act of reckless or gross negligence caused an accident in which another party was killed. To prove that the person was grossly or recklessly negligent, it must be established that the act that led to the death was not what another reasonable person would be expected to do in similar circumstances.

Involuntary Manslaughter

There are various types of deaths that could lead to charges of involuntary manslaughter, including cases of:

  • Reckless driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Neglect/abuse of a child
  • Whitholding medical treatment that resulted in another's death

At Ilkanoff & Silverstein, our York criminal defense team has the approach that has been proven to be successful in numerous cases – we are aggressive, committed and we carefully plan out how to best defend our clients.

When you need a York manslaughter lawyer that really is in your corner and ready to fight, call our firm. We are responsive, care about your case, your future and your freedom on a personal basis. Our success is based upon our legal abilities as well as our personal mission to protect and fight for the criminally accused.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.
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