Criminal Defense for Manslaughter
Manslaughter Defense in Alabama and Tennessee
Huntsville Defense Lawyer | Crumbley-Blackwell & Associates, P.C.
If you are facing charges for manslaughter in North Alabama or Southern Tennessee - it is imperative that you obtain the trusted legal advice of a criminal lawyer from our team who can help defend your case. Manslaughter is categorized as a Class B Felony in the State of Alabama. This is a serious charge and should not be taken lightly as it could result in a substantial amount of jail time and related penalties. We have decades of experience defending criminal charges in Huntsville, Athens, Decatur, Florence, Scottsboro, Fayetteville, and surrounding areas - including violent crime and manslaughter. Our seasoned criminal defense attorneys will help strengthen your defense, improve your chances of winning, and defend your future. We have an extensive understanding of the way local courts operate and can help you understand the process and explore all options available to you. Contact an attorney from our team today to get started.
What is the Difference Between Manslaughter and Murder?
In many cases that we've defended in the past - manslaughter charges are intricately tied to murder. When an individual is accused of murdering another, it is implied that there was a premeditated intention to kill. Charges of manslaughter are typically brought forth when an individual causes death of another by:
- Acting recklessly or negligently
- Without the intention of causing death
If death is caused by an individual that is acting out in the heat of passion, this could also constitute manslaughter. Typically, charges for manslaughter are less grave that those of murder. However, these are very serious charges and could compromise an individual's short-term and long-term future.
Speak with a Local Defense Attorney
If you have been accused of committing the act of manslaughter, it is very important that you hire a competent criminal lawyer to defend your case. Our local criminal lawyers can help answer any of your questions and prepare a defense for your case. We value our clients and work relentlessly on their behalf to develop a strategic plan that helps provide a desired outcome. Schedule a free consultation with a local defense attorney from our team by calling our Huntsville/ Athens location at (256) 539-4464, Tennessee location at (931) 450-8446, or completing an online case evaluation.