Manslaughter Lawyer in Fullerton
Protect Your Rights After an Accident or Mistake
Sometimes bad things happen to good people. This is the foundational premise behind the success of The Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman in Fullerton, and it often comes up during manslaughter defense cases handled by Attorney Jacqueline Goodman.
Manslaughter is the unintentional or unplanned taking of another’s life. Even though you might never have had a criminal intent behind your actions, if someone died because of you, then you could be charged with manslaughter under California law.
Whether you have been formally charged or you are still under investigation for manslaughter, do not hesitate to reach out to Attorney Goodman. With more than 20 years of experience and a solid reputation with local courts, she is poised to effectively and tenaciously defend your rights like few others can. Known by her peers as a skilled legal strategist and intelligent negotiator, she might be your very best chance at leading a normal life again by defeating your manslaughter charge.
Manslaughter vs. Murder
The primary difference between murder and manslaughter is that murder involves intent, premeditation, or deliberation. Manslaughter is either involuntary or is committed in the "heat of the moment," though, which means there is no planning or criminal intent. If it can be proven that you had a condition or complication that affected your judgment at the time of the alleged offense, it may be possible to demonstrate that your responsibility for what happened was diminished.
Your judgment could have been blurred due to:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Side effects of medication
- Incited due to romantic conflicts
Make Your Side of the Story Heard
The key to success in fighting any type of violent crime charge is to begin working on your defense case as early as possible. Waiting too long just gives the prosecution an advantage that they did not have before. Do not lose another day wondering what to do to clear your name. Fill out a case evaluation form to meet with manslaughter defense Attorney Jacqueline Goodman in Fullerton right away!