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Los Angeles Manslaughter Defense Lawyers

It is important to carefully choose your attorney when faced with manslaughter charges. Manslaughter is a serious offense carrying heavy penalties including years in jail. A strong attorney in your defense can increase your chances of a favorable resolution. In ways that you cannot, the attorney make the point to the jury that you are a human being worthy of consideration. The attorney can strongly present defenses including self-defense and exercise of care. Not just any attorney will do. It is important to select an attorney with experience and a record of accomplishment. You are urged to contact a criminal defense attorney for the effective defense you require in the wake of a criminal charge of a violent crime such as this.

Understanding the different manslaughter charges

Voluntary manslaughter

This charge involves killing another when provoked by another. This entails the use of force in excess of what was needed for self-defense. The penalty is 3 to 11 years in prison.

Involuntary manslaughter

This is killing another through gross negligence or while committing a misdemeanor. An example would be a nurse giving a lethal dose to a patient or a doctor bungling a surgery through inattention or carelessness. The penalty is 2 to 4 years in prison.

Vehicular manslaughter

The defendant is charged with killing another through the negligent driving of a vehicle. This is the most common manslaughter charge and carries a prison term of 1 to 10 years.

Manslaughter defense in Los Angeles

We vigorously defend clients charged with manslaughter. We are Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP. Our firm is highly respected in the Los Angeles legal community through years of proven results and dedicated service to clients. We are composed of two veteran attorneys with distinguished backgrounds. Between us, we have criminal law certified specialist, one of 350 in California and a former Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner. We are all former deputy district attorneys, with a collective 70 years of experience in criminal law and have spent innumerable hours in the courtroom defending our clients. We have handled many manslaughter cases to a favorable result.