Lexington Manslaughter Defense Lawyer
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Manslaughter is a very serious
violent crime that can lead to life-altering penalties upon a conviction. Manslaughter
occurs when a person kills someone else while intentionally trying to
hurt that person (first-degree manslaughter), or when his or her negligence
causes another person to be killed, such as through negligent driving
or child neglect (second-degree manslaughter). Individuals who are convicted
of manslaughter can end up spending decades in prison.
If you are being accused of manslaughter, don't simply assume that
your life is ruined. You may be able to reach a favorable resolution to
your case with the help of an experienced defense attorney. The key to
obtaining a favorable outcome is to hire an attorney early on, even during the
pre-arrest investigation stages or if you believe you are about to be accused. Call Bleile &
Dawson for a
Lexington criminal defense attorney who can take a stand for your freedom! With their experience combined,
our lawyers have spent more than two decades practicing law. We believe in maximizing our legal resources, which is why each of our
criminal cases is handled by more than one attorney at our firm. Let us
use your decades of experience to strengthen your defense in your manslaughter case!
Call (859) 951-3112 today to get started towards retaining the advocacy you need.
Penalties for Manslaughter in Kentucky
Manslaughter is one of the most serious violent crime charges a person
can face and can expose a person to the possibility of spending decades
in prison. While manslaughter charges are generally considered less serious
than murder charges, any form of homicide charge can carry harsh criminal
consequences. The exact penalties will differ depending on whether a person
is charged with committing first degree manslaughter or second degree
A person convicted of Class B
felony first-degree manslaughter can face:
- Up to 20 years in prison
- Fines up to $10,000
A conviction of Class C felony second-degree manslaughter charge can carry:
- Up to 10 years in prison
- Fines up to $10,000
Manslaughter charges can be some of the most difficult charges to defend,
as judges and juries tend to view defendants in these cases as dangerous
to society. If you are facing any type of manslaughter charge, our firm’s
powerful attorneys can match the prosecution’s tenacity and maximize
your chances of securing a favorable outcome for your situation.
Manslaughter vs. Murder – What is the Difference?
Manslaughter charges are different from
murder in that manslaughter does not involve “malice aforethought,”
or a premeditated plan to kill. Manslaughter generally involves killings
committed in the “heat of passion” or in an emotional outburst
of rage without having the time to reflect on one’s actions. For
this reason, crimes of manslaughter are punished less harshly than murder
charges and do not expose a person to the possibility of capital punishment.
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