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Involuntary Manslaughter vs. Voluntary Manslaughter


Involuntary manslaughter is unintentionally taking the life of another. This could be the result of recklessness or criminal negligence. If someone was killed while a crime was being committed, even accidentally, they will be guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

Voluntary manslaughter is referred to a heat of passion crime. This lacks malice aforethought but does include the intention to harm or kill. If an incident caused a person to become emotionally distraught or mentally disturbed and then killed another person, they could be found guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

As the penalties differ depending on which type of manslaughter was committed, having a Miami criminal attorney on your side could greatly benefit your defense. At the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A., they are committed to providing strong defense for people accused of crimes in Florida. To speak to them about your case, contact a Miami criminal lawyer as soon as possible.