How does manslaughter differ from murder?
Manslaughter involves unintentionally bringing about the death of another person as a result of an illegal act or a lawful act that might be predicted to probably bring about such a result. The latter example differs from second degree murder in that involves negligence rather than recklessness and a lesser probability that the actions involved would result in a death.
Examples of manslaughter include a gun that you are holding accidentally firing or leaving poison within a child’s reach that is then ingested and results in the child’s death. Manslaughter is still a very serious charge that can result in a prison sentence and a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney should be retained try to protect you from such a consequence. Manslaughter is a felony charge and can thus a conviction can have lasting effects on your life beyond initial penalties.
Skilled Legal Representation from Okabe & Haushalter
If you find that you or a loved one are currently dealing with criminal charges pertaining to manslaughter, who you choose to defend you will have a profound impact on the outcome of your case. You need to be confident that you have a heavyweight in your corner—a lawyer who knows their way around a courtroom with violent crimes of this nature. At our firm, we have been proven on a national level. In fact, Attorney Mark Haushalter has recently been recognized as a legal commentator for CNN on the Casey Anthony case. This is a prime example of the ways in which we have been recognized for our work in the criminal defense field.
At Okabe & Haushalter, we can work hard to investigate your case and prepare for trial. We can review the evidence of the prosecution to look for any points that render it invalid or inadmissible. Our thorough review of your case may also show up errors in the legal process that amount to a violation of your rights, which may also have a bearing on your case.
We may seek to show the lack of negligent behavior or unlawful act; in this case, even if a death was caused but was entirely accidental, charges should not be upheld. Self-defense is another strategy that may be relevant in some cases as a death resulting from this is not unlawful if your actions were reasonable and proportionate to the circumstances. Whatever the specifics of your case, we can attempt to protect you from a conviction. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you in your case, we encourage you to call a criminal lawyer from our firm today.
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Taking on Even the Toughest Charges
There are many grey areas in manslaughter cases that can open the door to an aggressive defense. You must realize, however, that manslaughter is a serious crime that can result in prison time and steep fines. How severe these will depend on how vigorously your attorney can represent you under the circumstances. There are tried and tested defenses to manslaughter charges that can be applied to your defense strategy. Our firm will investigate the facts and challenge any evidence illegally obtained. At Okabe & Haushalter, our firm is headed by Ryan J. King, who is a former deputy district attorney. His prior experience gives us insight on how the courts generally rule in these cases and how a prosecuting attorney will plan their case.
Don’t go up against the prosecution unprotected!
When facing charges of manslaughter, you cannot take the risk of having anything less than excellent service. Your life and future depend on it. Our attorneys are committed to handling each case with the professionalism, attention to detail, and ethical standards our firm is known for providing. Our reputation for success has earned us the recognition as a premier criminal defense firm. Our defense attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter are nationally known and recognized legal analysts for CNN and Headline News. We have also played a role in many complex, high-profile cases such as the Michael Jackson case, the O.J. Simpson case, and many others.