Manslaughter Defense Attorney
Have you been charged with Manslaughter in Arizona?
The term “manslaughter” is often used to describe everything from an accidental death to homicide. Manslaughter has a very specific definition in Arizona, and unless the crime fits this particular definition the defendant may not be charged with manslaughter.
According to the Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-1103, a person commits manslaughter by:
- Recklessly causing the death of another person; or
- Committing second degree murder in a sudden fit of anger or passion resulting from adequate provocation by the victim; or
- Intentionally aiding another to commit suicide; or
- Committing second degree murder while being coerced to do so by the use unlawful deadly physical force; or
- Knowingly or recklessly causing the death of an unborn child by any physical injury to the mother.
C. Manslaughter is a class 2 felony.
What Are the Penalties for Manslaughter?
What does all this mean? Ultimately, it means that manslaughter is one of the many ways a prosecutor can choose to charge someone who breaks the law by killing another person, even if that person did not intend to commit murder.
Manslaughter is a Class 2 felony. It carries a potential sentence of between seven years and 21 years in prison with a presumptive sentence of 10.5 years. If manslaughter is committed in conjunction with another felony act or if the defendant already has a prior felony conviction, the prison sentence can rise to 28 years, and someone with two prior felonies could receive as much as 35 years in prison for manslaughter. Clearly, it is not a charge to laugh off; being convicted of manslaughter could cause you to spend significant time in prison as well as incur other penalties.
Let a Former Prosecutor Fight for You
Alex Lane is a criminal defense attorney who works to give you the very best representation. The staff at Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC supports you and helps you through this difficult time. We understand that anyone can be charged with a crime and many people simply do not know what to do when faced with this situation. Let us help you through this process by relying on our years of experience in dealing with the criminal justice system.
Before he became a defense attorney, Alex Lane worked as a prosecutor for three years, mainly in the Vehicular Crimes Bureau in the Major Crimes Division of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. He focused on the most serious felony DUIs, many of which included injury or death for victims. He gained experience in prosecuting these cases and learned many of the ways prosecutors go about putting together a solid case against a defendant.
Now, Mr. Lane is able to take that information and put it to use for those who have been charged with these crimes. His unique insight into serious criminal cases makes him the right choice for your DUI or criminal defense attorney.
Mr. Lane has also studied law enforcement techniques and prosecuting attorney strategies in seminars and classes. He has learned investigative secrets that will help him anticipate the prosecution’s moves against you and how to circumvent them as well as how to address the issues at hand in your case.
Alex Lane is committed to providing you with the strongest defense possible.
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Contact Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC today for more information on how we can help you defend your rights and avoid the penalties associated with a criminal charge.