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Oklahoma City Manslaughter Defense Lawyer

When someone is accused of a crime of any kind, they may feel overwhelmed and unsure of when to turn. This is especially true when the crime is one as serious as manslaughter. That said, our OKC manslaughter defense lawyer has years of experience representing clients who’ve been charged with a wide range of crimes in Oklahoma, including manslaughter, and he is prepared to fight for you as well. Contact the Brilliant Brawler today to learn more about what we can do for you.

Manslaughter Defense Lawyer | Here for Clients in Oklahoma City

For years, our OKC criminal defense lawyer, the Brilliant Brawler, has sought to protect those facing criminal charges in Oklahoma City and throughout the state of Oklahoma. If you’re facing manslaughter charges, you need an aggressive attorney you can depend on. Fortunately, you’re in the right place.

Manslaughter in Oklahoma: Defined

Manslaughter is defined as the killing of another person either in the heat of passion (such as in an uncontrollable fight) or while committing a misdemeanor, such as driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There is no element of premeditation or intent in manslaughter cases.

Examples of Manslaughter

Aside from a homicide committed in the heat of passion or while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, there is a wide range of other circumstances that may qualify as manslaughter. Just some of those are as follows:

  • Committing a homicide while also committing a misdemeanor crime without intent to cause death (this is first-degree manslaughter)
  • Committing a homicide accidentally while trying to resist an attempt to commit a crime by the deceased (first-degree manslaughter)
  • A physician accidentally killing a patient by performing medical services while intoxicated (first-degree manslaughter)
  • If someone owns a vicious animal and fails to take reasonable precautions to ensure it does not attack others, and the animal kills someone as a result, they may face second-degree manslaughter charges.

Penalties for Manslaughter in Oklahoma

The penalties you will face for a manslaughter conviction depend on the circumstances of your case and whether you’re facing first or second-degree manslaughter charges.

  • Second-degree manslaughter: For a second-degree manslaughter conviction, you can expect to face anywhere between two and four years of incarceration and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
  • First-degree manslaughter: For a first-degree manslaughter conviction, you can expect to face anywhere between four years and life in prison (with eligibility for parole after serving 85 percent of the 45-year sentence).

Contact an OKC Manslaughter Defense Lawyer

The bottom line is that if you’re currently facing charges of manslaughter, you have a lot on the line, but a competent attorney can help shield you from those charges. Contact the Jones Firm, PLLC today to schedule your initial consultation with our seasoned legal team.

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