Virginia Beach Manslaughter Lawyer
Work with the Experienced Team at McCormack & McCormack
There are always two sides to every story, which is why McCormack & McCormack provides clients with legal protection against their manslaughter charges. If you have been accused of voluntary or involuntary manslaughter, enlist the services of a Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney from our firm right away.
At McCormack & McCormack, we understand that being accused of manslaughter can be emotionally distressing. We are here to help individuals fight against their charges of manslaughter. If you have been arrested for voluntary manslaughter but didn't intend the consequences of your actions, we may be able to help you reduce the charges. When you work with one of our skilled Virginia Beach manslaughter lawyers, you can rest assured that we will build a strong defense for your case. Call our firm today at (888) 490-0876!
Involuntary vs. Voluntary Manslaughter
There is a very distinct difference between voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter in the eyes of the law. Voluntary manslaughter means that, while the act was not premeditated, there was intent to kill. The crime may be committed in the heat of passion, preventing an individual from using discernment or judgment. Voluntary manslaughter is defined as the unlawful killing of another person due to a sudden argument or fight. The sentencing will depend on the final conviction that is handed down. Federal law normally requires fines and a prison sentence up to 10 years.
Involuntary manslaughter occurs when an individual unintentionally takes the life of another person. This is normally caused by reckless or criminal actions, such as drunken driving. To be charged with involuntary manslaughter, the prosecution must prove several factors:
- Your acts resulted in the death of another human being
- These actions were inherently dangerous or negligent
- You had knowledge that your actions were reckless and could threaten others' lives
Aggressive Defense Throughout Hampton Roads
If you have been wrongfully charged with any type of manslaughter, our Virginia Beach firm may be able to provide the legal defense you need. At McCormack & McCormack, we believe that every individual deserves fair legal representation. We work closely with our clients, gathering the evidence we need to create an effective and strong defense.
If you are facing the penalties of manslaughter, ensure that you have the proper legal team to back you up. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation. You can also fill out an online case evaluation to begin discussing your case.
McCormack & McCormack is proud to represent clients in and around Hampton Roads, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Suffolk, Hampton and Northampton and Accomack Counties on the Eastern Shore.