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Are you facing charges of manslaughter? If so, it may benefit you to contact our Knoxville criminal defense lawyer from the Law Office of Joseph A. Fanduzz. Without the assistance of a tough criminal attorney, you could be facing maximum penalties from a manslaughter charge. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee has the highest violent crime rate in the nation. This is why it is important to ensure the legal team you work with is one you can trust.

We recognize that no two clients are going through the same situation. Every case is unique, and we strive to provide every client with the personable, accessible representation they deserve, because we believe in the importance of forming strong attorney-client relationships.

Defining Manslaughter

Manslaughter is defined as the unlawful killing of one human by another without malice aforethought. Malice aforethought refers to a state of mind or actions that demonstrate that there was evil intent to kill, intent to inflict serious bodily harm, extremely reckless indifference to the value of human life, and intent to commit a dangerous felony.

The different types of manslaughter are as follows:

  • Involuntary manslaughter: an unintentional homicide by criminally negligent or reckless conduct.
  • Voluntary manslaughter: when a murder charge is reduced to manslaughter due to mitigating circumstances, such as heat of passion.
  • Vehicular manslaughter: the driver had no intent to kill or cause serious bodily harm but operated a vehicle with criminal negligence or during the commission of misdemeanor and caused another's death. This may entail accidental killing by a drunk driver.
  • Intoxication defense to manslaughter: When an intoxicated individual acts with criminal negligence and causes the death of another individual, the intoxicated individual may be charged with manslaughter.

Regardless of the type of manslaughter charges you are facing, you can rest assured that we will build a tough defense that is tailored to fit your specific situation. To find out more about our manslaughter defense services, do not hesitate to contact our firm today!

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