Las Vegas Manslaughter Defense Lawyer
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If you have been charged with manslaughter, you likely know that your future
is in jeopardy. Depending on the circumstances, you could face up to a
decade in prison upon conviction. When the stakes are high, you need an
advocate in your corner who is willing to go the distance and fight tooth
and nail to protect your freedom. You need the
Law Office of David R. Fischer on your side.
Having earned a perfect 10.0 “Superb” Avvo Rating and an extensive
glowing reviews from past clients, our team of Las Vegas
criminal defense attorneys can provide the hard-hitting representation and steadfast support
you need during this frightening time. We truly believe you are innocent
until proven guilty, and we are prepared to make every effort to ensure
you receive a fair trial.
Do not delay –
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Voluntary vs. Involuntary Manslaughter
Although manslaughter is a lesser charge than murder, any type of criminal
homicide is an extremely serious matter and will be prosecuted with great
tenacity. Manslaughter charges in Nevada are divided into two different
categories: voluntary and involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter is defined
as an impulsive killing that is committed in the heat of passion, most
often when a person is provoked and in an emotionally fragile state. Unlike
murder, voluntary manslaughter is not premeditated in any way.
A conviction of voluntary manslaughter can carry the following penalties:
- Up to 10 years in prison
- Fines up to $10,000
Killings that are unintentional and result from the commission of an unlawful
or negligent act are classified as involuntary manslaughter, or negligent
homicide. Examples of involuntary manslaughter include handling a loaded
gun that accidentally discharges and kills someone, or striking a pedestrian
with one’s car while speeding, known as vehicular manslaughter.
An involuntary manslaughter conviction can bring:
- Up to 4 years in prison
- Fines up to $5,000
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Having represented countless clients accused of
violent crimes, we understand the road that lies ahead and can use our invaluable knowledge
to maximize your chances of securing a favorable outcome. Unlike many
other firms that may hand your case off to a paralegal immediately after
being retained, our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer maintains a personalized
and active involvement with each case we take on, ensuring you will receive
the attention and respect you deserve at all stages of your case. With
unshakable support both inside and outside of the courtroom, your case
is sure to be in excellent hands.
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