Manslaughter vs. Criminally Negligent Homicide in California
Taking the life of another human being falls under the catchall phrase of “homicide.” However, there are different levels of homicide in California with different degrees of criminal culpability. Understanding these differences is important to understanding the nature of the charges against you. If you were charged with manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide in California,… read moreRead More
What Is the Difference Between Murder and Manslaughter?
Manslaughter and murder are potential criminal charges that can be pursued after someone causes another person’s death. But what is the difference between these two terms? The details surrounding the death are crucial for your criminal defense attorney to understand to lodge a vigorous defense on your behalf. Definition of Murder in California Murder is… read moreRead More
What To Do Next if You’ve Been Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter
In California, involuntary manslaughter is a felony offense outlined in California Penal Code Section § 192(b). The punishment for this crime can be extremely harsh, as it is considered a homicide. If you are facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter, you need to fight it with everything you can. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can… read moreRead More
Understanding Involuntary Manslaughter
In California, there are two types of manslaughter, voluntary and involuntary. Voluntary Manslaughter Voluntary manslaughter is a killing committed with no prior intent to kill, either committed in the heat of passion or under circumstances that would cause a reasonable person to become emotionally or mentally disturbed. Involuntary Manslaughter In contrast, involuntary manslaughter is an… read moreRead More