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Manslaughter Attorney in Virginia Beach

What’s The Difference Between Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter?

Voluntary manslaughter refers to a violent crime committed in the heat of passion or provocation with no malice or no careful planning, but with intent. Malice is not similar to intent, since malice is often associated with viciousness and evil. Intent is simply the commission of an act on purpose.

Involuntary manslaughter is the accidental killing of someone while committing an unlawful act which isn’t a felony. The most common examples are motor vehicle accidents, specifically one where a driver is driving under the influence, as well as reckless handling of firearms.

Punishment for Manslaughter

Both voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter is considered a Class 5 felony, which is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and/or a fine of up to $2,500. In some involuntary manslaughter cases where acts are deemed as “gross, wanton and culpable as to show a reckless disregard for human life,” you can be charged with aggravated involuntary manslaughter, which is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.

Have Our Virginia Beach Criminal Lawyer Fight For You

If you are accused of voluntary or involuntary manslaughter, the Virginia Beach criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller can protect your rights, reputation and freedom. We are dedicated to establishing the facts surrounding your case by conducting our own investigation into your case, gathering crucial evidence, and helping you navigate the complexities of the legal system.

We provide criminal defense to clients throughout Southeast Virginia from offices in Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. We understand the severe circumstances surrounding manslaughter charges, but our Virginia Beach criminal lawyers have accumulated an exceptional track record of success. There’s nothing more important than seeing our clients get the justice they deserve.

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  • Obtaining a Protective Order – Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Domestic Violence

    Our client was seeking a protective order against her husband to obtain exclusive use and possession of the home and to require him to have no future hostile contact with her.

  • Underage Possession of Alcohol – Norfolk General District Court DUI

    Our client was alleged to have illegally possessed alcohol in the city of Norfolk.

  • Pre Litigation Defense – Rape - Virginia Beach General District Court Sex Crimes

    Our client was the respondent of a protective order wherein the petitioner alleged that she was raped.

  • Protective Order - Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Family Law

    Our client's estranged wife had filed a protective order to prohibit him from having contact with her to gain exclusive use and possession of the home and an upper hand in their divorce proceedings.

  • Bond Hearing – DUI 4th Offense - Virginia Beach Circuit Court DUI

    Our client was charged fourth offense driving under the influence.

  • Violation of Protective Order – Chesapeake Circuit Court - Appeal Domestic Violence

    Our client was under a protective order to have no hostile contact with his family.

  • Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit Misdemeanor – Felony – Virginia Beach General District Court Felony Defense

    Our client was charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor, but the Commonwealth agreed to dismiss the charge at the preliminary hearing stage against our client who suffered severe and debilitating mental illness.

  • Felony Third Offense Petty Larceny Virginia Beach General District Felony Defense

    We were successful in negotiating a reduction from a felony third offense petty larceny charge.

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    Our client plead not guilty to a second offense possession of marijuana charge.

  • DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving – Isle of Wight General District Court DUI

    Our client was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after officers arrived on a call for service in a church parking lot.

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