Manslaughter Criminal Defense Attorneys in Scranton

The legal term for one’s death as a result of another’s negligence or actions is manslaughter. Though the end result is the same in that someone ends up being killed due to another, the distinctions between manslaughter and murder are subtle yet clear. If you are being charged with manslaughter, our Scranton criminal defense attorneys of the Law Offices of William D. Thompson want to help you avoid a conviction as much as possible.

Manslaughter is classified as either voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter refers to when the killing was intentional, but not premeditated--such as a crime of passion. Involuntary manslaughter refers to when the death was the result of an unintentional, reckless, or negligent act. The most common examples of involuntary manslaughter are drunk driving accidents.

The consequences for a manslaughter conviction, though not as severe as murder, are still generally unpleasant and should be avoided at all costs. If convicted, one faces base sentences under federal sentencing guidelines for a minimum of a 10 to 16-month period in prison, as well as costly fines. As you can see, a manslaughter conviction is certainly severe--and it is one our legal team wants you to avoid at all costs.

Contact Our Scranton Criminal Defense Attorneys Today

At Law Offices of William D. Thompson, we are dedicated to helping our clients overcome what is likely the most frightening and serious situation of their life. Facing manslaughter charges is no easy feat, which is why our Scranton criminal defense attorneys will do everything in our power to ensure you are taken care of through and through. No matter the challenges or complexities of your case, our legal team will do everything in our power to free you of any charges you may be facing.

Schedule an initial consultation with a member of our team by calling us at (570) 666-1068.

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