Tulsa OK, Manslaughter Lawyer
Homicide is defined as one person killing another. Although “murder” is probably the first word that jumps to mind, homicide is not always murder. Manslaughter is a less serious homicide charge, though of course it is always a serious charge when a death has occurred.
What Is Manslaughter?
In the simplest terms, manslaughter is charged when one person is responsible for the death of another through his or her own wrong action. The crucial difference between manslaughter and murder is that murder requires a clear intent to kill or injure.
Examples of situations that could lead to manslaughter charge include:
- A DUI related accident that resulted in a death.
- The use of unnecessary deadly force in self-defense.
- A killing that occurred “in the heat of passion.”
- A death that resulted during the commission of a misdemeanor.
These are a few situations that could result in a first or second-degree manslaughter charge. Sentencing varies widely depending on the details of the case, but a person is facing up to life in prison for some manslaughter charges and a felony conviction on his or her record.
Defense When You Need It Most
If you have been charged with a crime relating to the death of another person, your entire future is at stake. A conviction will stay with you forever, and can literally alter the course of your life irreparably.
Bruce Edge and his team understand these serious charges and work tirelessly to ensure the best outcome for each of our clients. Simply put, we fight to win and are ready to stand up for you in court.
Contact Edge Law Firm today to learn what he can do for you.
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