Virginia Beach Manslaughter Attorney
What Is Manslaughter?
Manslaughter is the killing of another person without malice. This offense is charged in two forms in Virginia: voluntary and involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter can happen in a variety of different ways, but often involves a killing arising in the heat of passion, or an accidental killing as a result of mutual combat. Involuntary manslaughter is a killing contrary to the intent of the parties involved, and involves some degree of criminal negligence.
Regardless of the specific type of manslaughter that you have been charged with, it is always important that you speak with an attorney to ensure that you rights and freedoms are protected. At the Law Office of Shawn M. Cline, PC, we are committed to providing quality representation to individuals during this stressful time. Working with the Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyer from our firm can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
What to Do After You Are Charged With Manslaughter
Any time an individual is faced with a criminal matter, they may be feeling stressed. Often, people do not know where to turn or who to trust in order to receive the outcome that they are seeking. Without the representation of an attorney, you could be facing very serious penalties.
Manslaughter is a felony in Virginia and carries the potential for significant incarceration; however, the fact that the actions of an individual resulted in the death of another does not necessarily give rise to a manslaughter conviction. The prosecutor must prove either criminal negligence or knowing participation in mutual combat or a similar enterprise. This crime is a very serious felony, and anyone facing this charge must seek aggressive counsel.
Work with the Law Office of Shawn M. Cline, PC Right Away!
If you or someone you love have been charged with manslaughter, you absolutely must have an experienced and aggressive criminal attorney on your case. These cases can be won through aggressive representation, but you must act quickly to secure whatever favorable evidence may be available. When you work with our firm, you can be assured that your case will be in good hands.
All necessary actions will be implemented to provide you with a favorable outcome for your case. We are not afraid to challenge evidence gathered by prosecutors and fight to keep you out of prison. If you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to complete an online free case evaluation form today.
The Law Office of Shawn M. Cline, PC can ensure your rights are actively defended. Call now!