Fight Your Manslaughter Charges With The Help Of A Knowledgeable Defense Attorney
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. At Peter Barrett: Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney, we are 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. Attorney Peter Barrett 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.
How Manslaughter Differs 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.
What Are The 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 potential 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 our firm today to speak with a manslaughter lawyer in Dallas.
We Offer Transparent Pricing And Upfront Estimates
Some criminal defense firms charge flat rates no matter what services you need. However, we offer 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 – Contact Us Today
Don’t take chances with your freedom when facing serious criminal charges. Instead, reach out to Peter Barrett: Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney as soon as reasonably possible. We serve clients in the Dallas-Forth Worth area and throughout Texas. To schedule your initial consultation with our highly experienced attorney, reach out online or call 214-526-0555.