For anyone facing charges of manslaughter, the stakes are high. This crime can be classified in many ways, leading to various consequences. However, with so much at stake, any individual facing allegations of manslaughter must ensure their rights are protected under the law. You must speak to an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible to ensure your defense is not compromised. Do not answer questions from police; request to speak with an attorney immediately.
The Blanch Law Firm in Manhattan offers effective, results-oriented criminal defense to individuals charged with manslaughter. To speak with a lawyer regarding your case, please contact The Blanch Law Firm online or call 212-736-3900 .
Any time one human being is killed by another, the State considers it an extremely serious offense. However, New York does not always judge the act of killing someone to be homicide. This is because there is always a set of facts that surround a death that will either lessen or increase the severity of the offense. Dependent upon those facts, a prosecutor may look at a charge of manslaughter, in lieu of murder.
According to New York Penal Code, Sections 125.10-.22 there are eight classifications for manslaughter:
Criminally negligent homicide
Aggravated criminally negligent homicide
Vehicular manslaughter in the second degree
Vehicular manslaughter in the first degree
Manslaughter in the second degree
Manslaughter in the first degree
Aggravated manslaughter in the second degree
Aggravated manslaughter in the first degree.
Each of these cases is considered a felony, meaning the potential for long-term loss of liberty. Because so much is at stake, it is critically important that anyone charged with manslaughter seek out the services of a defense attorney with a record of success. This decision could make all the difference in the outcome of the case.
The Blanch Law Firm is one of New York City's premiere criminal defense firms. With aggressive litigation strategies and extensive courtroom experience, the firm's attorneys are able to seek optimal results in each case. A manslaughter conviction comes with potentially long penalties — they understand that, and work to formulate a defense to protect the lives of clients and their families.
If you have been charged with manslaughter, it is important to act quickly. Contact The Blanch Law Firm now for a free consultation to discuss your case.