Dallas Manslaughter and Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyers

Many people do not understand the distinction between manslaughter and murder, but there is a clear distinction. Manslaughter is the killing of a human being that the court views as less culpable than murder, in which there is malicious forethought. Manslaughter is often the result of an accident or a mistake, so there is oftentimes little or no forethought in manslaughter cases. When manslaughter occurs in a vehicular accident, it is referred to as vehicular manslaughter. Being charged with these crimes can have a tremendously negative effect on your life.

If you or someone you know has been accused of killing another person by accident or without intention, it is critically important to secure skilled and experienced legal representation immediately. Contact the Dallas manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Penalties for Manslaughter and Vehicular Manslaughter in Texas

While there are many different classifications and levels of manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter, in general, manslaughter does not involve the intent to kill. Vehicular manslaughter involves a similar outcome when the fatality is caused by an individual’s operation of a motor vehicle. The penalties for a manslaughter conviction in Texas may include:

  • Manslaughter conviction: Prison sentence of 2-20 years and fines up to $10,000. Second degree felony
  • Criminally negligent homicide conviction: Jail sentence of 180 days-2 years and fines up to $10,000.

Intoxication manslaughter conviction: Prison sentence of 2-20 years and fines up to $10,000. The crime is charged as a first degree felony if the victim was a peace officer, firefighter, or emergency medical services employee, possibly leading to enhancement of the penalties.

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If you or a loved one requires a committed legal advocate in the face of a manslaughter prosecution, contact the Dallas vehicular manslaughter lawyers at Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 for a free consultation.

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