St. Paul Manslaughter Defense Lawyer

What is the difference between manslaughter and murder?

Manslaughter is a violent crime that occurs when an individual unintentionally kills another person, either in an accident or in a situation where the offender is briefly overtaken by emotion and acts without first applying critical responsible thought to the situation. Manslaughter differs from murder in that murder occurs when an individual pre-meditates the act or intentionally kills the victim, whereas manslaughter requires that there was no intent to kill.

There is a fine line between these charges, however, and it is critical to seek the services of a St. Paul criminal defense lawyer who can successfully navigate through the process and pursue a favorable outcome in your case.

Penalties for Manslaughter in Minnesota

Although manslaughter is considered to be less severe than murder, manslaughter convictions of varying degrees will include lengthy prison terms, costly financial penalties and possibly even action against the offender in a civil court to award compensation for wrongful death, which is most common in cases of vehicular manslaughter.

The consequences of conviction will almost certainly have devastating effects in all areas of your life and future. It is imperative that you take action to fight back with the help of a creative, energetic defense attorney.

Aggressive Manslaughter Defense in St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN

Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar, P.A. is an accomplished criminal defense lawyer serving the greater St. Paul area and has a deep knowledge of manslaughter law in Minnesota. Our firm focuses on working closely with clients in order to learn as much as possible about the circumstances surrounding the arrest, as well as any other information that might provide useful in employing a strategy for defense.

We are creative and dedicated when building compelling cases that may influence the decisions of a jury or a judge, and can potentially achieve minimized penalties achieve an acquittal when the case goes to trial. Contact Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar, P.A. today.