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Fort Lauderdale Manslaughter Lawyer

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If you have been charged with manslaughter, it is important to understand just how serious the consequences of a conviction could be. Not only could you be sentenced to a maximum of 30 years in state prison and forced to pay thousands of dollars in fines, but your reputation may forever be tarnished. For this reason, you should waste no time in speaking with a criminal defense attorney at Parks & Braxton, PA. We have been defending clients for more than four decades combined, and we are ready to put this experience to work for you.

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Voluntary vs. Involuntary Manslaughter

You may have been charged with manslaughter if an individual has died because of your actions. The general definition of manslaughter under Florida law differs based on which type of manslaughter you are charged with: DUI manslaughter, voluntary manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter. Voluntary manslaughter is a less serious offense than murder because it is typically committed in the "heat of passion," but this charge still involves the intentional killing of another human being. The biggest difference is that it was not premeditated.

Involuntary manslaughter involves an unintentional death that usually occurs due to negligence. Individuals may also be charged with involuntary manslaughter when they are caught committing a misdemeanor offense and their actions, during the commission of the crime, are likely to cause harm. The third type of manslaughter, DUI manslaughter, is committed while driving a vehicle and is usually the end result of DUI. Regardless of the charges that you are currently facing, it is highly recommended that you seek help from a Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney.

What are the penalties for manslaughter in Florida?

In Florida, manslaughter is charged as a second degree felony. The penalties can include a 15-year prison sentence, harsh fines, suspended/revoked driver's license, community service, parole, probation and more. If you have been accused of committing this crime with a weapon or firearm, Florida law states that you could be charged with a felony in the first degree.

Similarly, your charges could be enhanced if you have been accused of committing an "aggravated" manslaughter offense. If convicted, you could expect to face up to 30 years in prison, up to 30 years of probation and a maximum of $10,000 in fines. For this reason, you shouldn't wait to discuss your case with the experienced team at Parks & Braxton, PA.

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If you have been accused of manslaughter, the time immediately following your arrest is pivotal to the success of your case. When you secure the help of a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer from our firm, we will utilize this time to gather evidence and build a resilient defense case that will stand up in court. With over 50 years of combined experience, the criminal defense team at Parks & Braxton, PA has the resources you need to secure a positive outcome.

In fact, both of our attorneys have previously served as former prosecutors. Our firm has also been featured on various media outlets like the Today Show, MSNBC, Fox News and CBS. Furthermore, we have successfully represented thousands of clients over our many years in practice, so you can trust that your case is in the right hands when you come to Parks & Braxton, PA for help with your manslaughter charges. Contact us 24/7 to get started!

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