Manslaughter Defense Lawyer in Miami, Florida
Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Mirer
When facing charges of manslaughter, your future may be on the line. Most manslaughter charges are classified as second degree felonies, but if the victim is a child, elderly person or peace officer, a defendant may face first degree felony charges of aggravated manslaughter. Manslaughter is punishable by up to 15 years and/or $10,000 in fines, and aggravated manslaughter may be punishable by up to 30 years in prison and/or $10,000 in fines.
Miami criminal defense attorney Michael Mirer is here to offer you the experienced legal counsel and dedicated representation you deserve in the face of your criminal charges. With over a decade of experience as a trial attorney and a background as a former prosecutor as well, attorney Michael Mirer has the knowledge and skill to handle these cases.
What is Manslaughter?
Florida law defines manslaughter as the unlawful killing of another human being, most often involving recklessness or negligence. It is designated from murder, which may involve premeditation, planning and malice aforethought. For example, vehicular manslaughter is when an offender is drunk or impaired and causes the death of another person while driving a motor vehicle. Although the defendant did not intentionally cause the death of another person, he or she will still be held responsible and may face a manslaughter conviction as a result of his or her actions.
At times, there may be a fine line between murder and manslaughter. Whether you are convicted and the extent of penalties you may face will depend on the particular circumstances of your case as well as on your attorney's ability to protect your rights and to negotiate with the prosecution for lesser charges, or perhaps to have your case dismissed altogether.
For the legal help you need, contact Miami manslaughter defense lawyer Michael Mirer today.