Voluntary Manslaughter in Detroit
Contact our Detroit homicide defense attorneys right away if you or your loved one has been accused of manslaughter or any other serious felony offense. Our lawyers know how to protect clients in homicide cases, and are ready to do whatever it takes to defend your freedom as you work through all the stages of your case. Being accused of killing another person, even without premeditation, is an extremely serious offense, especially if prosecutors can prove intent was a factor and charge you with voluntary manslaughter. As soon as you are investigated for voluntary manslaughter, you should get in touch with a qualified Detroit defense attorney and begin fighting back against the harsh potential penalties that could result. Contact Grabel & Associates for a free initial case consultation now and learn more about how our team can help you combat jail time, fines, and the other serious effects of a manslaughter conviction in Detroit.
Under the direction of veteran defense attorney Scott Grabel, who has spent well over a decade fighting for clients in the criminal justice system, our team will develop an effective defense strategy based on the specifics of your case. Never speak to police before you are able to get in touch with an attorney, as even if you think you are able to defend yourself, police and investigators know what to look for and will use only what helps them as they seek to build a case against you. Our attorneys are available 24/7 so that you are always able to get in touch with a qualified defender when you need to. Call or contact us online now and begin your fight for justice after charges of voluntary manslaughter in Detroit. Even if you are just under investigation and have yet to be charge with a crime, it isn’t too early to hire a lawyer, and hiring a lawyer does not make the police or the court think you are guilty. In fact, hiring a lawyer early on during the investigation allows you to protect yourself from the aggressive tactics used by police, and you may even be able to avoid having charges filed at all. Contact our Detroit defense lawyers right away to learn more.
Voluntary Manslaughter vs. Involuntary Manslaughter in Detroit
Manslaughter occurs when one person kills another without premeditation. If premeditation is present, the defendant can be charged with murder. There are two types of manslaughter cases, though both are technically governed by the same statute in Michigan. The first, involuntary manslaughter, can be deemed less serious in some cases. In involuntary manslaughter cases, the other person's death is accidental, meaning that the alleged offender never at any point intended to kill the alleged victim. In voluntary manslaughter cases, sometimes referred to as “heat of the moment” cases, the alleged offender does intend to kill the other person, but just doesn't plan it before the actual offense takes place.
It is up to the court to determine whether or not intent was in the heat of the moment, or whether or not intent was present beforehand, in which case murder charges can result. It is important even for those who have committed manslaughter to protect against escalated charges and the much more serious penalties that could result in a murder case. For those who have been wrongly accused, work with an attorney to clear your name and avoid the long lasting effects of a Detroit manslaughter conviction.
Criminal Penalties for Voluntary Manslaughter in Detroit
If convicted of voluntary manslaughter, a person can face up to 15 years in prison and a $7,500 fine, in addition to a felony record and the effects that come along with that. Always speak to a lawyer right away if you are facing manslaughter charges.
Our Approach to Detroit Voluntary Manslaughter Defense
Our proven results show just how effective our team is, even in tough felony cases. We will work with you tirelessly in order to develop an individualized case strategy after thoroughly reviewing every relevant detail in your case. Contact us right away to learn more about our Detroit homicide defense tactics and what we can do to help you in your unique case. Our team is available now to begin fighting for you.
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To speak with a member of our homicide defense team, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact our team online. We will immediately provide you with a free initial case consultation and begin working to guide you to a beneficial case outcome.