Texas Manslaughter Crimes
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In Texas, taking another person’s life is associated with severe
consequences – whether the action is intentional or otherwise. When
an individual is killed due to the negligent or reckless actions of someone
else, manslaughter charges can be filed.
If you have recently been charged with manslaughter in Texas,
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Manslaughter Laws & Penalties in Texas
In order to be convicted of manslaughter in Texas, the prosecution must
demonstrate that the defendant caused the death of another party by acting
in a reckless manner without proving an element of intent or premeditation.
Manslaughter is considered a second-degree felony. Depending on the nature
of the crime and the defendant’s criminal record, it can be punishable
by a prison sentence ranging from two to 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
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There are several different types of defenses to the crime of manslaughter,
such as self-defense and the “heat of passion” defense (i.e.
the defendant was provoked to commit the criminal offense due to fear,
terror, rage, or some other extreme emotion). Our Houston criminal defense
attorney offers each of our clients one-on-one guidance from start to
finish, which means that we will not treat you like just another case
number. We can develop a strong and personalized defense strategy in order
to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
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free consultation immediately.