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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 collection of 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.

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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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