Manslaughter Defense Attorney in Mason City
Fighting Your Manslaughter Charges
Manslaughter, unlike homicide, is when someone kills another person without
having the intention to do so, or planned it ahead of time. There are
two types of manslaughter, voluntary and involuntary.
Voluntary manslaughter is charged when a person kills someone else in the
heat of passion, not intending to in any way, but provoked. An example
would be someone being attacked outside of a bar, and while they defend
themselves they kill the other person.
If someone is killed unintentionally and there was some criminal negligence
involved, that is considered involuntary manslaughter. An example of an
involuntary manslaughter would be speeding, which resulted in an accident
that killed someone. Although an accident, a clear violation of law occurred
which caused the death.
What You Can Expect with Your Case
Voluntary manslaughter charges are quite severe in Iowa and could result
in jail time either in a county or state prison. It could also result in:
- Harsh fines
In addition, this conviction will remain on your record for the rest of
your life, affecting it in terms of job opportunities, housing and many
other ways. You will require the skills of a knowledgeable
Mason City criminal defense attorney to defend you against these charges. At McGuire Law, PLC we have the experience
you need to fight these charges and safeguard your rights.
Ready for Powerful Defense? Call (641) 812-2041
Defending manslaughter charges is a skill that not just any attorney can
do. When evidence is brought against you by law enforcement, it is imperative
that it be reviewed with a fine tooth comb, picked apart and challenged
in order to provide you a strong defense. Our legal team has more than
40 years experience both in plea negotiations or at trial. We have garnered
the respect of many throughout Iowa with our success at defending our clients.
Contact our office now to begin the legal steps necessary in defending your rights.