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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 Manslaughter Lawyer Fight For You

If you are accused of voluntary or involuntary manslaughter, the Virginia Beach manslaughter 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.

Our criminal defense lawyers 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 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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  • Brandishing Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon Violent Crimes

    Our client, a passenger in a vehicle was stopped incident to an alleged brandishing event. The vehicle pulled into a parking lot and all occupants fled on foot and multiple firearms were found. Our client later turned himself in. The charge was dismissed due to the inability to prove constructive possession.

  • Assault and Battery Violent Crimes

    Our client was alleged to have been involved in a fight in a shopping center parking lot and each party took out charges against each other. Based upon inconsistencies in testimony and the direct evidence presented by our client, the Court dismissed our client’s charge and found the opposing party guilty.

  • Case Dismissed Concealed Weapon

    Our client was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. We were able to successfully negotiate a plea deal where the Court took the matter under advisement and dismissed the charges after twelve months based upon the client's good behavior and completion of community service.

  • Case Dismissed - Time Served Assault of an Officer

    Our client was charged with two counts of an assault of an officer, breaking and entering with the intent to commit an assault, resisting arrest, possession of a concealed weapon, and assault and battery.

  • Case Dismissed Assault of a Juvenile

    Our client, who runs a daycare, was charged with the assault and battery of a minor child left in her care. Upon cross-examination of witnesses, the court came to the conclusion that the injury could not have been the product of an assault as alleged and the case was dismissed.

  • Case Dismissed Assault of a Police Officer

    Our client was charged with assaulting a police officer after he allegedly elbowed the officer in the throat while trying to break up a fight. We proved that the officer's version of events was inconsistent and not credible. The case dismissed.

  • Case Dismissed Carrying a Concealed Weapon in an Airport

    Our client was charged with carrying a concealed weapon in an airport after security testified that they found a four-inch switchblade in our client's bag. The court granted our motion to strike and dismissed the charge on the grounds that the knife did not properly fit in the list of weapons prohibited in the charging statute.

  • Case Dismissed Assault & Battery of a Family Member

    Our client was charged with two counts of assault and battery of a family member. We were able to elicit that the stories were inherently incredible and show that they had motive to lie. Both counts were dismissed.

  • Case Dismissed Extortion by Threat

    Our client was charged with extortion by threat. The complainant was indicating that the Defendant falsely accused him, the owner of a tanning salon, with peeping into her tanning bed. The parties signed an accord and satisfaction and the charge against both my client and the complainant were nolle prossed.

  • Case Dismissed Bomb Threats

    Our client was charged with making a bomb threat. We proved that although they were able to track the call to our client they were not going to be able to say with any certainty whether it was our client on the other line. The case was dismissed.

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