Manslaughter is one of the most serious criminal charges. The implications can be catastrophic for those involved and the punishments can be severe including lengthy terms of imprisonment. Anyone facing charges of manslaughter need to ensure that they seek immediate advice and representation to ensure the best possible outcome.
Due to the possibility of heavy sentences and the complexity of manslaughter cases, it is necessary to have a strong defence team that can put forward a robust criminal defence. If you have been charged, or think you may be charged with manslaughter, contact us today by completing our online enquiry form.
What is manslaughter?
Manslaughter occurs where one person is killed by another person but without the necessary intention for murder. Instead, the death has arisen due the fault of the accused because of negligence, malpractice or imprudence. The severity of the case can be affected by aggravating factors that can increase the sentence imposed if the accused is found guilty of the offence.
Since 2016, it is possible to be charged with vehicular manslaughter in England & Wales, which occurs when a driver of a motor vehicle causes the death of a person due to their negligent behaviour. This could, for example, be due to driving whilst under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Manslaughter in Italy
You can face a charge of unintentional murder in Italy, which is a more serious charge since harm was intended though not to the level that would kill the person. The accused intended to harm the deceased, but they did not intend to kill them.
The definition and requirements for manslaughter vary between jurisdictions but the common element in all countries is that a person died due to the accused’s actions.
How can we help you?
Our team of multi-lingual criminal lawyers are based throughout Europe. We can assist clients that are facing difficult charges in a foreign country. We have a wide range of experience at helping those facing such charges and can advise you throughout the whole process. When you instruct our criminal team, we will ensure we put forward any defence available as robustly as possible and provide expert representation throughout your case.
We recognise that this will be a highly stressful time and can build a team to support your case and get the best result. Defending a charge of manslaughter is a complicated process which often requires forensic evidence, witness statements, in addition to compiling other evidence. Our specialist team is able to do all of this to ensure you have the best defence possible.
Contact our Manslaughter Defence Lawyers today
If you are facing a charge of manslaughter, you need immediate expert advice. Our criminal lawyers provide expert legal guidance and specialise in criminal defence services. We can represent you throughout your whole case to ensure the best outcome in your circumstances and to protect your rights.
We can assist clients that are facing charges in foreign countries by advising them in their own language and our expert knowledge means we can tailor our approach to best suit your case. To discuss your circumstances, contact us today, complete the online enquiry form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.