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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.

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.

With more than 100 jury trials under his belt, our founding attorney has the experience you should look for in your legal representation. Our firm stands ready to fight on your behalf to help you avoid spending the next years of your life behind bars.