Your Advocate Against Manslaughter Charges
If you face a manslaughter charge, it is understandable that you may feel overwhelmed and scared. While manslaughter does not require intent, it is still punished severely and can lead to years behind bars. You need an attorney who understands how to face the criminal justice system to protect your rights and future.
At Swain Law Group, our criminal defense attorneys defend clients in Norman and throughout Oklahoma against first and second-degree manslaughter charges. We believe in balancing the scales of justice to even the playing field and give you a real chance at your future. When you work with us, we fight tirelessly to protect you.
Understanding Manslaughter Charges
In Oklahoma, there are two types of manslaughter crimes: first-degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter. While murder is the killing of another with malice, manslaughter is an unlawful killing that does not require malice.
First-degree manslaughter, or voluntary manslaughter, can occur when a death occurs without the intent to kill. Situations, where first-degree manslaughter may occur, include death during the commission of a misdemeanor, the heat of passion and improper self-defense. First-degree manslaughter is a felony that carries a minimum sentence of four years in prison.
Second-degree manslaughter, often referred to as involuntary manslaughter, are homicides that are the result of negligence or recklessness. Some examples of second-degree manslaughter include a pet with a propensity for violence attacking and killing someone and vehicular manslaughter. The penalties for second-degree manslaughter include two to four years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000.
We Will Fight For You
With years of experience helping clients throughout Oklahoma, we have the dedication and knowledge to guide you through the criminal justice process. Everyone deserves someone to fight for them. When you work with us, you obtain a passionate advocate for your rights. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 405-546-1292 or complete our online contact form.