Sarasota & Tampa Manslaughter Attorneys
Florida Manslaughter Defense Lawyers
Have you been accused of manslaughter in Tampa, Sarasota or the surrounding areas? If you have, you may face up to 15 years in a Florida state prison or worse. Some forms of manslaughter may be charged as a 1st degree felony, with the maximum penalty of a state prison sentence of up to 30 years.
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your manslaughter charge, or how desperate your situation may seem, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. At Finebloom & Haenel, our Tampa manslaughter defense attorneys are not only qualified to defend your Florida manslaughter charge, we have the drive and resources to get the best outcome we can for your specific case. You can contact a manslaughter attorney at our firm and get a free initial consultation regarding your case.
Manslaughter in Florida
Manslaughter itself is defined as the killing of another person, when this was not planned ahead of time or was unintentional. There are several classifications of manslaughter outlined in Florida legislation, all of which typically carry different penalties:
Voluntary Manslaughter – this involves an action which was intentional but was not planned ahead of time. An example would be killing another person in the “heat of passion” or because he or she provoked you.
Involuntary Manslaughter – this refers to the unintentional killing of another person, but usually includes a degree of recklessness or criminal negligence. This is often referred to as a “criminally negligent homicide.”
Vehicular Manslaughter – this usually a form of involuntary manslaughter where a person’s recklessness or negligence while driving leads to the death of another person. This may also include a death as the result of DUI (driving under the influence).
No matter what manslaughter charge you are facing, you may end up serving extensive time in prison if you do not work with a skilled criminal defense lawyer.
Arrested for or accused of manslaughter in Sarasota or Tampa? Contact us today.