Manslaughter Defense Attorney in Dublin, CA

Defending Clients throughout the Tri-Valley Region

Manslaughter means the unlawful killing of someone else without malice premeditation. Since this violent crime involves the loss of human life, it is one of the most serious charges you can face. No matter what type of manslaughter charge brought against you, the possibility of conviction calls for immediate and serious representation by a criminal defense lawyer. You will want a legal professional in your area who has the experience, knowledge, and resources needed to mount a vigorous defense.

At The Law Office of Christopher A. Lamiero, our Dublin manslaughter defense lawyer has decades of criminal law experience, a wealth of knowledge, and valuable professional relationships in the local legal community. As a long-standing former prosecutor, Attorney Christopher Lamiero thoroughly understands the viewpoint and tactics that will be used by the state against you. This insight and experience will work to your benefit as we devise the best strategies in seeking the most positive results based on the unique facts and circumstances of your situation.

Under investigation or charged with manslaughter? Call (925) 259-3337 today for capable and dedicated legal support.

Manslaughter Charges in California

Under California law, manslaughter may consist of:

  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Vehicular manslaughter

Voluntary Manslaughter

Voluntary manslaughter is the killing of another human being in the heat of the moment or during a quarrel without malice aforethought, which is different from a murder charge because premeditation isn’t involved. This offense often occurs when you have been provoked and in a state of violent or intense emotion and thus lose judgment. Charged as a felony, voluntary manslaughter is punishable by three, six, or 11 years in a state prison, fines of up to $10,000, and probation. Your penalties could be increased if a conviction falls under California’s three strikes law.

Involuntary Manslaughter

Involuntary manslaughter consists of an accidental killing of another person under two circumstances: (1) while committing another crime that was not considered a dangerous felony or (2) due to negligence or recklessness. The penalties for this felony include two, three, or four years in a state prison and/or fines of up to $1,000.

Vehicular Manslaughter

This type of manslaughter occurs when you cause the death of another person while driving, whether engaging in an unlawful act or a lawful act that could cause death. Vehicular manslaughter is committed through negligence or gross negligence. For instance, speeding through an intersection and inadvertently killing a pedestrian. This offense may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances. If negligence is involved, the crime is a misdemeanor offense, which is punishable by up to a year in jail. If gross negligence is involved, it is a felony that could result in up to six years in a state prison.

Your Manslaughter Defense

Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. The Law Office of Christopher A. Lamiero offers outstanding knowledge, experience, as well as effective and personalized legal solutions to help you obtain the best possible case result.

Get dedicated legal representation by contacting us at (925) 259-3337 today.