OC Manslaughter Lawyer
Facing manslaughter charges in the OC?
Sometimes bad things happen to good people. At the Law Offices of Jacqueline
Goodman, we run a successful law practice on that premise and we know
that, in a manslaughter case, this fact is frequently brought to light.
If you have been accused of killing another person, you may be wondering
what the difference is between murder and manslaughter.
First degree murder is premeditated, while manslaughter is not. It may be the result of an
honest accident and good people may be accused of crimes they did not
commit. You could suddenly face serious
homicide charges which, may result in a severe sentence including potential lifetime
Whether you have been formally charged or you are still under investigation
for manslaughter, do not hesitate to contact an Orange County criminal
defense attorney from our firm as soon as possible. We have 20 years of
experience and our firm has earned a solid reputation in the courts for
obtaining results for our clients in Fullerton and throughout Orange County.
Our team understands how much may be at stake for your future and will
work tirelessly to help you avoid the serious consequences of a conviction.
Our firm is dedicated to protecting our clients' rights, freedoms,
futures, and lives. When you face charges of
vehicular manslaughter or voluntary manslaughter, your future may be at stake. As your criminal
defense attorney, Jacqueline Goodman is fully prepared to protect your
rights at trial. She is a skilled orator, an intelligent legal strategist,
and has full command of all types of evidence involved in manslaughter
cases. With her on your side, you will stand a much better chance of avoiding
Manslaughter vs. Murder
The primary difference between murder and manslaughter is that murder involves
intent, premeditation or deliberation, while manslaughter is either involuntary
or is committed in the "heat of the moment." If it can be proven
that you had a condition that affected your judgment at the time of the
alleged offense, it may be possible to demonstrate that your responsibility
was diminished. It may also be possible to negotiate for your charges
to be reduced to manslaughter in place of murder.
Examples of these circumstances include:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Side-effects of medication
Speak with Our Orange County Firm Today
The key to success in fighting any type of
violent crime charge is to begin working on the case as early as possible in the
criminal process. Fill out our
case evaluation form now so that an attorney from our firm can start preparing a strategy
for your defense immediately.
Contact our firm
today for a confidential consultation about the charges you face and to
learn more about how we can help you.