Involuntary Manslaughter in California - Penal Code 192(b) PC
If you are facing involuntary manslaughter charges, our criminal defense attorneys can and will help. our law firm has the experience, knowledge, and skill necessary to assist you and defend you in a charge of involuntary manslaughter charges.
Involuntary manslaughter is the act of unlawfully killing another human being unintentionally. The key issue with involuntary manslaughter is intent. With involuntary manslaughter, there is no intent to kill.
California Penal Code section 192(b) defines involuntary manslaughter as an unlawful killing that takes place during the commission of an unlawful act such as a misdemeanor or infraction or during a commission of a lawful act that involves a high risk of death or great bodily harm committed recklessly amounting to criminal negligence.
Criminal negligence means that the death was a reasonably foreseeable consequence of a reckless and negligent conduct.
If you are convicted of involuntary manslaughter you may face up to 4 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
As your defense lawyer, we will assert any and all applicable defenses on your behalf. If you reasonably believed that you were protecting yourself or another person from immediate death or great bodily harm, we may assert the defense of self defense or defense of others,
Another defense is the defense of accidents. If you had no criminal intent to do harm, you were not acting recklessly or negligently and you were engaged in lawful behavior we will prove these facts for you and earn a verdict of not guilty.
Other defenses are insufficient evidence, false accusations, wrongful arrest.
In any case, we will make sure that everything possible is done to get you the most favorable results.
Contact a Los Angeles involuntary manslaughter lawyer at the Hedding Law Firm and we will sit down with you and discuss your case further and in more detail.