When a life is lost, many times people look to the criminal justice system to intervene. But sometimes, a death is just a death, and despite an arrest for murder, defenses need to be explained and put forward so the tragedy does not impact two people.
Manslaughter has varying degrees, and the critical component is that you do not have the same mental state for manslaughter as for murder. If a loved one is charged with manslaughter in the first degree, you can learned about the crime and punishments here. For some cases, a manslaughter in the second degree is charged. This is often charged in cases involving DUI and death of another.
One thing we pride ourselves on at Ruane Attorneys is our 40 year commitment to defending the most serious of charges, and you can discover some defenses we have raised to homicide on these pages.