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Gwinnett County Manslaughter Lawyer 

Defending Clients Facing Manslaughter Charges in Georgia 

At Houston Washburn Law, we recognize the gravity of such situations and are committed to providing steadfast legal representation for individuals in Gwinnett County. If you need a Gwinnett County manslaughter lawyer, our experienced team will guide you through the legal complexities surrounding manslaughter charges in Georgia.

Call Houston Washburn Law today at (770) 766-8966 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our manslaughter attorney in Gwinnett County!

What is Manslaughter?

Manslaughter is a criminal offense that involves unlawfully causing the death of another person but with mitigating circumstances that distinguish it from murder. In Georgia, manslaughter is classified into two main categories:

  • Voluntary Manslaughter: Results from intentional actions causing another person's death in the heat of the moment, often due to provocation or passion.
  • Involuntary Manslaughter: This entails causing another person's death without intent, typically due to reckless or negligent behavior.

Understanding these distinctions is pivotal in formulating a robust defense strategy. Houston Washburn Law's legal team is well-acquainted with the nuances of manslaughter cases, offering the expertise needed to navigate the legal process.

What are the Penalties for Manslaughter in Georgia?

Being convicted of manslaughter in Gwinnett County can result in severe consequences. It is essential to be aware of the potential penalties associated with this crime:

Voluntary Manslaughter:

  • Felony offense with imprisonment ranging from 1 to 20 years.
  • Fines may be imposed at the discretion of the court.

Involuntary Manslaughter:

  • Depending on the circumstances, it is classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony
  • Misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter may result in up to 12 months in jail and fines. Felony involuntary manslaughter can lead to imprisonment for 1 to 10 years.

Defenses Against Manslaughter Charges

Mounting a strong defense is crucial when facing manslaughter charges. Our legal team at Houston Washburn Law has successfully employed various defenses to protect the rights of our clients:

  • Self-Defense: Proving that the accused acted in self-defense or defense of others can be a viable defense strategy.
  • Accident: If the death occurred unintentionally and was a result of an unforeseen accident, it may be a valid defense against manslaughter charges.
  • Lack of Intent: Proving the absence of intent can be a key defense strategy.
  • Insufficient Evidence: Challenging the prosecution's evidence and establishing reasonable doubt are crucial to a successful defense.

Our seasoned Gwinnett County manslaughter lawyers are adept at crafting personalized defense strategies tailored to the unique circumstances of each case. 

Contact Our Gwinnett County Manslaughter Attorney Today 

Manslaughter charges demand a seasoned legal team. At Houston Washburn Law, we are committed to providing robust representation for Gwinnett County residents. Our experienced lawyers diligently protect your rights, navigating legal complexities to secure the best possible outcome.

Contact Houston Washburn Law today to meet with our manslaughter lawyer in Gwinnett County!

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