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New York City Manslaughter Attorney

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At the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser, we have gained a reputation for our many impressive victories at trial. If you have been accused of committing manslaughter, your legal situation is serious. The penalties imposed will be life-changing, and as a defendant, your choice of legal firms to represent you could not be more important. Both of our attorneys worked as former prosecutors, giving them a deep insight into how to navigate the system and get results.

As extremely talented criminal trial lawyers, one has even been listed as one of New York's Best Lawyers. The criminal charge of manslaughter must be handled with the utmost care and professionalism. Contact the firm immediately if you have been charged with manslaughter or are the target of a police investigation in a manslaughter case. The earlier the firm initiates strategic defense actions, the better it could be for you.

Penalties for Manslaughter in New York

There are several levels of manslaughter charges, each carrying different penalties. The prosecutor is likely to seek the full sentence if you are accused of any of the following:

  • First Degree Manslaughter – Class B Felony
  • Second Degree Manslaughter – Class C Felony
  • First Degree Aggravated Manslaughter – Class B Felony
  • Second Degree Aggravated Manslaughter – Class C Felony

The penalties imposed for first degree manslaughter can include up to 25 years in state prison. Second degree manslaughter carries a penalty of up to 15 years in state prison. There are mandatory minimum periods of incarceration for any conviction. You need an experienced lawyer to help you avoid conviction, or to take legal action to get the charges dismissed or reduced.

Possible Defenses to Manslaughter Charges

There is a great deal of attention placed upon whether you intended to commit the act of manslaughter, or if it was involuntary. You may be completely innocent and be facing a case of mistaken identity, or you may have been acting in self-defense. No matter what happened, the quality of your defense counsel is likely the most important factor in a verdict.

With years serving in the criminal justice system, it is clear to us that a defendant without professional counsel is far more likely to be convicted, and to be sentenced to the maximum. The first action is for us to fully review the facts in your case. We are extremely qualified, and well-equipped to craft a defense strategy with a better chance of success at trial.

Call us today for the professional legal assistance you need to fight a charge of manslaughter in New York City, Scarsdale, Westchester, Bronx, or Manhattan.

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