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Forsyth County Manslaughter Lawyers

Georgia Types of Manslaughter

Manslaughter is a kind of homicide crime that is differentiated from murder in that the elements of malice and intent were not present in causing the death of another. It is the unlawful killing of a person, but contains circumstances which are mitigating and is thus punished less severely than murder.

There are 2 types of manslaughter charges in our state:

  • Involuntary manslaughter - is the commission of a lawful or unlawful act which results in someone's death, but without intending to do so; punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
  • Voluntary manslaughter - is the unlawful intentional killing of another without forethought or malice, a result of "a sudden serious provocation sufficient to excite such passion in a reasonable person"; punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Zeliff | Watson Manslaughter Legal Counsel

Although each case is unique, our firm has 25 years of hard-won experience in defending those accused of criminal acts. Being tried and convicted on manslaughter charges can wholly change an individual's life and those of his or her loved ones. We know how devastating manslaughter charges can be and work aggressively to develop and implement a defensive strategy that will achieve the best conclusion possible to your case. Our hard-hitting tactics and dedication to your case may make a vast difference in the final outcome. It is vital, therefore, to have a committed criminal defense attorney from Zeliff | Watson to protect your rights and interests from the very start of your legal proceedings. Attorney Zeliff has twice been named one of Georgia's "Super Lawyers" and was voted a "Rising Star" by his peers in the Georgia criminal defense bar.

Learn how manslaughter charges can be successfully defended; contact a manslaughter defense lawyer from our firm today.

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