Savannah Manslaughter Defense Attorney
Charged with Manslaughter? You Need An Aggressive Defense.
Manslaughter is a crime that occurs when an individual inadvertently kills another human being without malice or planning. Manslaughter is commonly charged in a wide variety of unfortunate situations such as car accidents and DUI, assault cases or in situations where an individual experiences a loss of control as a result of extremely traumatic circumstances, and inadvertently commits homicide.
There is a fine line between proving murder and proving manslaughter, and it is the burden of prosecution to prove that an accused offender killed the victim with prior intent, or whether the victim was killed in the heat of the moment or as a result of an accident. If an individual has been charged with manslaughter and not murder, it may be because the authorities recognize they do not have sufficient evidence to prosecute a murder charge for the particular circumstance or available evidence.
In many case, prosecution may opt to pursue a murder charge in hopes that a plea bargain will at least warrant a manslaughter conviction. Although prison terms for manslaughter may only reach 20 years, in comparison to life in prison or death for murder charges, these penalties are still substantial and can be devastating for the accused and their loved ones. For these reasons, it is critical to seek the services of a criminal defense lawyer.
When Your Future is On the Line, You Will Want Our Firm by Your Side
The Schneider Law Firm has extensive knowledge of defending against manslaughter charges for those who faced this very serious charge in Savannah. Our legal team has over 25 years of experience in protecting the rights of those who face criminal charges, and are committed to our clients and their cause. We will make every effort to build an impressive defense case by working closely with the client to learn as much as possible about the events surrounding the arrest, as well as explore any and every opportunity to cast doubt into the prosecution's case and pursue a not guilty verdict. We fight tirelessly, and we are committed to providing our clients with a zealous defense.