Manslaughter can be committed in one of three ways.
Voluntary Manslaughter, by committing an intentional act that was neither excusable, nor justified, resulting in the death of another person.
Voluntary Manslaughter by persuading, inducing or encouraging another person to commit an act that resulted in the death of another person.
Involuntary Manslaughter by culpable negligence, or conduct that resulted in the death of another person.
Manslaughter is a second degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
If a jury determines a weapon or firearm was used in the commission of the Manslaughter, the offense will be reclassified as a first degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
If you have been contacted by law enforcement regarding an ongoing manslaughter investigation or believe that you may be a suspect or material witness, it is important that you have experienced counsel on your side.
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