Accused Of Manslaughter? Don’t Wait To Contact A Lawyer.
Manslaughter is perhaps one of the most serious crimes in Texas. Whereas homicide involves the purposeful murder of another, manslaughter occurs when your actions cause the death of another. It can be voluntary or involuntary and can simply be a result of your own recklessness and negligence.
At the Law Offices of Charles T. Ganz, I believe everybody deserves access to high-quality criminal defense, no matter what crime they are accused of committing.
While the death of another is a serious matter, police may try to prove that you caused the death on purpose or deserve serious penalties, when your role in the death may not have been significant.
The Penalties For Manslaughter In Texas
Manslaughter is a second-degree felony and can result in fines up to $10,000 and anywhere from two to 20 years in prison. You may receive further penalties for intoxicated manslaughter or vehicular manslaughter as well, depending on your case.
There are several defenses we can implement to reduce these charges. The two most common are claiming insanity and self-defense. Another defense is claiming that you acted in the “heat of passion.” To use this defense, however, you need to show that you were in such an agitated state of mind (caused by emotions such as anger or terror) that you were unable to reflect on or control your actions as a reasonable person would.
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My firm is known throughout Houston for taking difficult cases that other attorneys refuse to take — and often achieving favorable results. When you get started, we will explore your available defenses, and I will thoroughly evaluate the details of your case to determine the best path forward to a fair outcome.