Denver Manslaughter Defense Attorney
Let Me Use My 30+ Years of Criminal Defense Experience to Help
Manslaughter is a severely punished crime in many states. Unlike many states,
Colorado doesn’t separate manslaughter into two categories (voluntary
and involuntary); rather, voluntary manslaughter is considered 2nd-degree murder. Likewise, Colorado has 3 additional laws that cover accidental deaths.
If you’ve been accused of manslaughter, make sure to call an experienced
Denver criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. The faster your attorney is informed of your case,
the more time he or she has to mount a defense. I have more than 30 years
of legal experience to offer your case.
Get started by calling me at (303) 622-3281 or
filling out our online form today.
Types of Charges
The worst manslaughter charge you could face is 2nd-degree murder. This charge means you caused the death of another person
in a sudden heat of passion. This crime is also a Class 3 felony and can
get you up to 12 years in prison and up to $750,000 in fines.
Recklessly causing the death of another person or intentionally causing
or assisting another person in committing suicide is considered manslaughter,
which is a Class 4 felony. If convicted, you could face up to 6 years
in prison and a fine of up to $500,000.
Criminally negligent homicide is another type of manslaughter charge, involving
causing the death of another person by being criminally negligent. It
is typically a Class 5 felony leading to up to 3 years in prison and a
fine of up to $100,000 in fines. However, if the victim is an adult or
juvenile with a disability, it is a Class 4 felony.
Last, vehicular homicide includes causing another person’s death
through reckless driving. This charge is typically a Class 4 felony but
can become a Class 3 felony when drugs or alcohol are involved.
Let Me Help Defend Your Rights
If you are convicted of manslaughter, you could spend years of your life
in prison. To give yourself the best chance of keeping your freedom, you
need an experienced navigator who can guide you down the right path. As
a former first assistant federal public defender, I understand how law
enforcement and prosecutors think. Let me use this knowledge and experience
to advocate on your behalf.
Contact me at (303) 622-3281 or fill out the online form to schedule your FREE
case consultation today.