Manslaughter Defense

Manslaughter Defense Lawyer in New York

Under law, manslaughter is recognized as a homicide less culpable than murder, as it is the act of killing another human being without malice or aforethought. Unlike murder, manslaughter often involves the loss of life as a direct result of another person’s negligence, recklessness, or disregard for human life. Manslaughter is often situational and can be further broken down into two subtypes: voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. If you are being investigated for manslaughter charges, you need a legal advocate that you can trust with your life.

What are the Types of Manslaughter?

Voluntary Manslaughter

Voluntary manslaughter is seen as a “crime of passion” brought on by provocation. In voluntary manslaughter cases, a person of sound and reasonable mind is often pushed or provoked past the point of rationality and the ability to control emotions. A classic example of voluntary manslaughter is the husband who kills his wife upon finding her in bed with another man. Sentences and penalties for voluntary manslaughter can vary and are often left up to the judge presiding over the case. 

Involuntary Manslaughter

Involuntary manslaughter can be more difficult to define and often involves death as a result of reckless action or poor judgement. For example, a parent may make the poor decision to leave their young child unattended in a car on a hot day, resulting in the untimely and unfortunate death of said child. Other instances of involuntary manslaughter include death resulting from the accidental or reckless use of a firearm, driving while intoxicated,  driving while distracted, improper or inaccurate prescription of drugs, or a death that occurs while another crime is being committed (such as during a robbery). 

Finding a Trustworthy Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you or someone you know has recently been arrested on manslaughter charges or has been accused of manslaughter, it is of the utmost importance that you hire an expert criminal defense attorney adept at handling manslaughter cases. These cases can be complicated to understand and navigate and you will need an experienced legal advocate that you can trust to fight for your rights. 

Contact Our New York Office for Expert Manslaughter Defense

At the Gallucci Law Firm, Mario Gallucci has accrued over 30 years of experience winning high-profile and often complicated criminal defense cases. As a renowned criminal defense attorney, he has a lengthy track record of safeguarding the life and reputation of his clients against serious charges, including manslaughter. Mario Gallucci and our associates spend long hours working tirelessly on each case to make sure your defense is the best it can possibly be. Through extensive interviews, we will customize your defense based on the facts and evidence of your case in order to put you in the best position possible. To schedule a consultation so we can review and discuss your case and determine the best next steps, please contact us at our New York office today.

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