First Degree Manslaughter in Oklahoma
Any charges that are filed in connection with homicide—or the death of another person—are serious, and must be handled with the utmost care and attention. First-degree manslaughter is one of these charges.
A first-degree murder conviction requires proof of premeditation, or proof that the defendant had planned the murder out before it happened. Manslaughter is the charge often used when premeditation cannot be proven or when the homicide was committed unintentionally:
- In the heat of the moment, referred to as a “crime of passion.”
- During the commission of a misdemeanor.
- While resisting arrest.
If any of these apply to the situation that led to the death of another person, the defendant could be facing a first-degree manslaughter charge. A conviction would mean a minimum of four years in prison and a maximum of life in prison.
Defense When You Need It Most
If you are facing a charge like first-degree manslaughter, there is hope. At the Edge Law Firm we make it our business to find solutions for clients. Whether it’s a dismissal of charges, a reduction in sentencing, or a not guilty verdict, we are experienced in helping our clients in every situation.
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