Akron Murder Defense Attorney
Manslaughter Defense Lawyer in Akron
Murder and manslaughter are extremely serious charges carrying heavy penalties
if the individual is convicted, depending on the type of charge. Murder
has several classifications:
- Capital Murder refers to first-degree murder with other felony acts such
as sexual assault. A conviction for capital murder may attract capital
punishment (or the death penalty).
- Aggravated Murder refers to homicide in which the prosecution must prove
that the individual had a premeditated intention and design to kill.
- Murder is purposeful killing without premeditation.
Murder differs from manslaughter in that murder charges require intent,
malice aforethought or unintentional killing with a reckless disregard
for human life.
If you or a loved one has been charged with murder, you will require experienced
legal representation. Despite any shock that may exist surrounding the
circumstances leading up to the charges, it is imperative that you obtain
quality legal counsel immediately. Beyond being trusted
criminal defense lawyers, both Attorney DiCaudo and Attorney Yoder have extensive prosecution
experience which give them insight into how the prosecution will build
a case and therefore a greater understanding with which to aggressively
defend your case. Speak to an Akron criminal defense attorney today.
Types of Manslaughter
There are several different types of manslaughter charges that an individual may face:
Contact an Akron murder defense attorney
immediately if you have been charged with manslaughter or murder. We have
the experience and knowledge to aggressively defend your case.
- Voluntary manslaughter is the unwarranted killing of a person without malice.
This will often be 'in the heat of passion' or in some form of
- Involuntary manslaughter is when the death of the victim is not the intention
of the accused but resulted from some reckless or criminal negligence,
an example may be a punch to the face causing death.
Vehicular manslaughter results from gross negligence while operating a vehicle that results in death.