Dallas Manslaughter Defense Attorneys

Manslaughter involves the act of taking another person’s life by acting recklessly. This crime is different from murder because manslaughter is not premeditated and is often the result of an accident. Despite the fact that manslaughter crimes are primarily unintentional, they carry harsh legal consequences and penalties.

If you or someone you love is facing a manslaughter charge of any kind, you need the experience and knowledge of an aggressive legal team to protect you from personal and professional damages as well as potential jail time. Contact the Dallas manslaughter defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 for a free consultation.

Types of Manslaughter Offenses

Manslaughter is categorized as either voluntary or involuntary based on the following factors:

  • Voluntary manslaughter- When an individual is provoked in a way that leads him or her to take out aggression on another. This may be with the intent to cause bodily harm, but not to kill. Often the aggressor is in a state of mental or emotional disruption or is acting in self-defense.
  • Involuntary manslaughter- Is divided into two parts. One is constructive manslaughter, in which an individual is purposefully committing an unlawful act and another person is killed during the crime. The other is criminally negligent manslaughter, in which an individual is acting carelessly or recklessly and another person is killed because of his or her actions.

No matter what type of manslaughter charges have been brought against an individual, it is important to fight the accusations with a strong legal defense.

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If you or someone you love has been accused of manslaughter, you need aggressive representation. Contact the Dallas manslaughter defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to discuss your case with a member of our legal team.


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