LA Voluntary Manslaughter Attorney
Voluntary Manslaughter Lawyer in Los Angeles
Voluntary manslaughter is a homicide crime and counts as a strike under the California Three Strikes Law.
This crime is covered under California Penal Code Section 192(a) PC and is defined as the killing of a human being in which the offender had no prior intent to kill but acted in a heat of passion, meaning that the person acted as a result of adequate provocation. Adequate or reasonable provocation is what makes the difference between murder and voluntary manslaughter. Provocation is considered adequate if a reasonable person would lose control under the same circumstances.
A person may also avoid murder charges if the person suffers from a mental illness and our criminal defense lawyers can prove that the person had no intent to kill. A conviction may result in three, six, or eleven years in California state prison. If you are facing voluntary manslaughter charges, our law firm will do everything we possibly can to prevent these penalties by asserting any and all applicable defenses on your behalf.
Some legal defenses to these criminal charges are: self defense; defense of others; insanity; accidentally killing someone (not acting negligently and engaged in lawful conduct at the time). Also it is important to understand that often voluntary manslaughter is a defense in itself to murder. We will explain the laws and criminal procedures to you further during your free case evaluation.
Our lawyers have handled many voluntary manslaughter cases and we have seen great results. We are aggressive and persistent when it comes to fighting for our clients. We guarantee our dedication and competent representation. We have a combined 75 years of experience and unmatched credentials.
If you are facing voluntary manslaughter charges, do not hesitate or waste any valuable time and contact the Hedding Law Firm today for superior legal counsel against your charges.
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