Chicago Manslaughter Defense Lawyer
Charged with Manslaughter in Chicago, IL?
Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human being without expressed
or implied malice and without premeditation. Since manslaughter is without
malicious intent but is still a criminal offense, you will not face the
death penalty like you could with a
murder charge, though you could spend decades in prison depending upon the type
of crime and the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Looking for a manslaughter defense attorney in Chicago? There are many
details to take into consideration with a manslaughter case to properly
evaluate it and determine the best defensive route so it is important
to obtain a
Chicago criminal defense lawyer with a lot of experience, a lot of knowledge, and a
proven track record of courtroom successes.
Two Types of Manslaughter
1. There are two primary forms of manslaughter you can be charged with.
The first type of manslaughter is
voluntary manslaughter. This is when an individual is accused of unintentionally taking the life
of another person in a moment of extreme emotional distress or temporary
insanity. This is sometimes called the "heat of the moment".
If adequate provocation is established as existing prior to the death,
a murder charge may be dropped to this form of manslaughter.
2. The second type of manslaughter is
involuntary manslaughter. This is when an individual is accused of unintentionally taking the life
of another person as a result of committing some other reckless or negligent
act. The lack of intent to harm distinguishes involuntary manslaughter
from voluntary manslaughter.
Defending Manslaughter Cases
Need a lawyer for a manslaughter case in Chicago? In order to be charged
with manslaughter, the case will first go for Felony Review.
There is usually a 24 hour period of time before your first hearing. During this 24 hour period, it is important that you are protected by
a legal team that will take the necessary actions ensure your rights and
safety are protected. Do not talk to anyone about your case. This means
not your family, not your friends, no one. Whether you tell someone in
person, via phone, via email, or via letter, you are putting your freedom
at risk and that is not a risk anyone can afford to take. There is so
much that can go wrong and get worse in a case like this that there is
no time to wait to
call the Law Offices of Mitch Furman and get your defense strategy started.
Searching for a lawyer for a manslaughter case in Chicago? Call my firm
to schedule your
free case evaluation now!