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Manslaughter

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Sometimes emotions can get the best of people. In fits of rage, distress, passion, or anger, people can act in ways that they would have never thought or expected possible from themselves. When charges of manslaughter have been brought against you, you will need to seek legal representation from a Boston criminal defense attorney immediately.

Massachusetts law defines manslaughter as the unlawful killing of another person caused by an act of passion and as a result of reasonable provocation, fighting, or self-defense. According to Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 265 Section 13, a manslaughter conviction can be punishable by:

  • Up to 20 years of incarceration in prison
  • Fines up to $1,000
  • Up to 2 ½ years in a correctional facility or jail

At The Criminal Defense Group, our firm utilizes the assistance of veteran investigators and extensive legal research, which allows us to thoroughly draft a strong defense for you. By performing a comprehensive analysis of any evidence for or against you, we can help you effectively prepare for all aspects of your criminal defense. Because our Boston criminal lawyers provide zealous representation, our adversaries know that we are a force to be reckoned with!

Good representation can be an invaluable asset!

Because manslaughter -- involuntary or voluntary -- is a felony, a conviction will result in a permanent criminal record, a prison sentence, and additional fines. If you are later convicted of another felony charge, then your penalties for that charge could be increased. While many people complete sentences after being convicted of manslaughter, it is often the indirect consequences of felony charges that cause the most damage to individuals.

Due to the social stigma that is associated with being a convicted felon, you could have difficulty finding a job after serving a prison sentence, you could be denied of a loan if you are trying to purchase a home or apartment, or you may experience a negative impact on your personal relationships. While you may be focusing all of your energy on transitioning back to normal life, it may feel as though your reentry into society is impossibly challenging.

Only an experienced attorney can address your legal circumstances and apply the best possible defense. At The Criminal Defense Group, our criminal defense team is completely dedicated to representing you completely and accurately. Doing so can help you avoid the maximum sentence or even lead to dropped, dismissed, or reduced charges. When you are ready to discuss the possible defenses available for your manslaughter case, contact The Criminal Defense Group to schedule a free case evaluation.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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