Manslaughter is defined as the unlawful killing of another person without malice and is punished severely in the state of Nevada. Manslaughter happens when a killing was not premeditated – if there was intent to harm or kill the victim, it may be charged as murder. There are different types of manslaughter, including voluntary and involuntary manslaughter, and vehicular manslaughter. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the crime, if you are convicted of manslaughter, you will face harsh penalties that will have lasting consequences on your life.
For a manslaughter to be considered voluntary, it is defined as “a serious and highly provoking injury inflicted upon the person killing, sufficient to excite an irresistible passion in a reasonable person, or an attempt by the person killed to commit a serious personal injury on the person killing.”
Vehicular manslaughter occurs when the killing involves a vehicle of some kind, but this is most often a car. There does not have to be drugs or alcohol involved for this charge, but drug and alcohol involvement is common in relation to a vehicular manslaughter.
Most manslaughter charges are due to an accident of some kind, and being responsible for the death of another person can be a very upsetting and frightening experience. The Defenders are a group of compassionate, understanding criminal attorneys who will provide you support and sound legal advice in your time of need. We believe that everyone deserves a solid defense, and we will work hard to defend your case aggressively.
If you are facing charges for manslaughter, it is essential that you contact us today to discuss your case. We want to help prepare your defense to give you the strongest possibility of having the charges against you reduced or dismissed.