Involuntary Manslaughter Defense Attorney in Richmond
Involuntary manslaughter may be generally defined as criminally negligent homicide, where a person causes the death of another. Though the death is unintentional, because the defendant acted in a reckless or criminally negligent way he or she may still face manslaughter charges. Under Virginia Code Section 18.2-36 "How involuntary manslaughter punished." a defendant may face Class 5
felony penalties for this offense, which may range from 1 to 10 years in prison.
Have you been arrested for or accused of committing involuntary manslaughter? Now is the time to involve a Richmond criminal defense attorney who can get to work immediately to defend your legal rights and interests. These are serious cases; your decision to involve a lawyer may serve to have a direct impact on whether you face formal charges and the final outcome of your case.
DUI and Involuntary Manslaughter
Involuntary manslaughter charges may also apply to DUI-related accidents. If a driver is accused of causing a fatal auto accident while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the prosecuting attorney may file involuntary manslaughter charges.
Our law firm can handle felony cases related to any form of involuntary manslaughter, whether related to DUI or a negligent or reckless act of any kind. If you would like more information about our services and what we can do to handle your case, please feel free to call us at your earliest convenience to schedule a confidential review of your charges. Should we take on your case, we have the resources to fully investigate the matter and the know-how to recognize any opportunity to build a compelling defense on your behalf. It may be an illegal arrest, a search conducted without a warrant, or improperly processed evidence. By carefully reviewing every aspect of your charges, we will find and then expose any weakness we see in the prosecuting attorney's case.
Contact a Richmond criminal defense lawyer at our firm today to talk about your involuntary manslaughter charges.