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Manslaughter Defense in Miami, Broward and Hialeah


Facing manslaughter charges can be an incredibly challenging and fearful experience. You may be confused and scared of the severe penalties associated with a potential conviction both for you and your family. There are two types of manslaughter in the state of Florida:

Voluntary manslaughter is the act of killing someone without premeditation. In some cases, the court may rule that somebody or something provoked an individual to act aggressively or defensively.

Involuntary manslaughter concerns an act in which one person kills another without intention. For instance, if a person was handling a firearm and it accidentally fired and killed a person.

Penalties for Manslaughter

A manslaughter conviction is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. If a firearm was used it can be punished by up to 30 years in prison. In the case of aggravated manslaughter of a child you may be punished by up to 30 year in prison, which can be increased to life in prison if a firearm was used.

Defenses to Manslaughter

While manslaughter is a lesser charge than murder, it is no less serious and requires expert counsel. Our attorneys will aggressively defend you at every juncture of your case. Based on the facts of your case, defenses that might be used in a manslaughter case are the "justifiable use of deadly force", an "excusable homicide", self-defense, alleging insanity when the person charged with manslaughter has a mental disease and an alibi defense.

Contact a Manslaughter Defense Attorney Today

If you have been charged with Manslaughter in Florida, it is important to seek a Criminal Defense Attorney immediately. Contact Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Adam K. Goodman to learn about your options during a free consultation. As a Hialeah Criminal Defense Attorney, Adam K. Goodman will aggressively fight for you and defend your constitutional rights. Adam K. Goodman maintains the ideal that relationships matter, which has earned him respect amongst prosecutors and judiciary. This leads to results for you, the client.  

As a former Miami prosecutor and Chief of Litigation, Adam K. Goodman has the experience and knowledge to defend your case. Contact The Law Office of Adam K. Goodman at (305) 482-3265 or (954) 695-5126 today for all of your Broward County, Palm Beach, Monroe, or Miami Criminal Defense needs.