What is Considered Manslaughter?
A defendant in Fort Worth, Texas may face manslaughter charges if he or
she is accused of recklessly causing the death of another person. As opposed to
murder, which involves intent and may involve malice aforethought or premeditation,
manslaughter may involve an accidental death. An example may be a driver
who is racing through the streets and causes the death of a pedestrian.
Have you been accused of manslaughter? Take this opportunity to talk to
an experienced attorney who can help you challenge these charges. A lawyer
at The Alband Law Firm can offer you unique experience as a former prosecutor
in order to present a stronger and more effective case on your behalf.
Penalties for Manslaughter
Manslaughter is classified as a
felony of the second degree under Penal Code Section 19.04. The maximum penalty
for this type of felony offense is up to 20 years in state prison and
a fine of $10,000. The specific penalties that a defendant faces may vary
depending on the unique circumstances of the case.
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stands ready to fight on your behalf to help you avoid spending the next
years of your life behind bars. It is important to remember, no matter
what the police may have told you, that you have the right to an attorney
and the right to remain silent. Take advantage of these rights and request
to contact an attorney. Make sure your attorney is present during any
and all questioning. You cannot afford to allow law enforcement to violate
your constitutional rights in any way whatsoever.