Dallas Manslaughter/Vehicular Manslaughter Defense Attorneys
When prosecutors do not believe that there was intent to kill, they will typically elect to pursue manslaughter charges against the person they believe to be responsible for the accidental death of the victim. Though the charges could be worse, the potential consequences of these charges will be severe enough to change nearly every aspect of your life.
At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, our Dallas manslaughter/vehicular manslaughter attorneys can work closely with you to develop a legal defense that will be capable of defending your rights and intended to protect your future.
Penalties for Manslaughter/Vehicular Manslaughter Charges in Dallas
Since manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter will both be charged as second degree felonies, each will carry the following penalties should a conviction be achieved against you:
- A prison sentence of 2-20 years
- A fine of up to $10,000
- Felony designation
These charges will be elevated to first degree felonies if the victim was a firefighter, peace officer, or emergency medical personnel. Though these charges are serious, you will need to remember that you will still have the opportunity to defend yourself.
Consult with a Manslaughter/Vehicular Manslaughter Defense Attorney in Dallas
If have been charged with the accidental death of another person, the Dallas manslaughter/vehicular manslaughter attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can help you develop a legal strategy intended to defend your rights and protect your future. To discuss the particulars of your situation with one of our Dallas attorneys, please call our Dallas offices at (214) 845-7007 today.