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Manslaughter Attorney in Dallas

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If you have been charged with manslaughter, there is no time to waste. Even though manslaughter is usually committed by accident, the consequences on your personal, financial, and professional life can be devastating. Attorney Peter Barrett is prepared to step in on your behalf and even the playing field.

With help from an experienced Dallas manslaughter attorney, you give yourself a strong advantage and significantly improve your chances of attaining a positive outcome in your case. He has the depth of knowledge and experience necessary to help you avoid court, negotiate with prosecutors and judges, and find the tailored defense strategy that is right for you.

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Is Manslaughter Different from Murder?

Unlike murder, intent to kill is not necessary. Under Texas Penal Code, Title 5, Chapter 19, a conviction for manslaughter requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused person recklessly caused the death of another.

In many cases, manslaughter is caused accidentally as a result of intoxication or reckless driving. Manslaughter charges can sometimes be dismissed in cases where death was caused through the insanity of the accused or in the context of self-defense.

Penalties for Manslaughter in Texas

Because manslaughter does not require intent to kill, the consequences are less severe than those for murder; however, the penalties for manslaughter are nothing to scoff at.

In the state of Texas, manslaughter is a second-degree felony with consequences including:

  • Prison sentences of up to 20 years
  • Fines of up to $10,000
  • Hindrances to your ability to advance professionally, obtain financing for important purchases such as homes and automobiles, find suitable housing, and more
  • Loss of your right to vote

The stakes are high, so don’t wait. Contact Peter Barrett today to speak with a manslaughter lawyer in Dallas.

What Does It Cost to Hire a Manslaughter Defense Lawyer in Dallas?

Some criminal defense firms charge flat rates no matter what services you need. However, Peter Barrett offers personalized legal solutions designed specifically for you. We do not charge fixed rates for anything and will charge you based on your individual needs. During your initial consultation, we can review your case and provide you with clear expectations about the road ahead.

You can’t afford to wait another minute. Call (214) 307-8667 as soon as possible to schedule a consultation with Peter Barrett.

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What Sets Peter Barrett Apart?

  • Full-Service Criminal Defense Firm

    Our team exclusively handles criminal defense matters and we will handle every aspect of your case in-house. 

  • Tailored Representation

    You work directly with our attorney who personalizes each case based on a client’s individual needs.

  • Legal Guidance for Trials

    Often our cases do not result in a trial. However, if trial is in the best interest of our client, Attorney Barrett has handled over 100 jury trials in state and federal courts.

  • The Resources to Defend You

    Should your case have to go to trial, our firm can associate a team forensic accountants, investigators, and other experts to ensure we're providing you with the most thorough representation.

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