This charge is made when a person kills another but there is not the malice or intention present as in murder. It is a serious charge though because one can go to jail for several years if convicted. If you have been charged, it is important to not make statements to the police. Anything you say may be used against you in court. It is better to have a San Diego criminal defense attorney speak for you when needed.
Types of Manslaughter Charges
- Voluntary Manslaughter: This occurs when a person has been provoked by another. He then responds with too much force than was called for by the situation and the other person dies. The penalty is from three to eleven years.
- Involuntary Manslaughter: In this case there is no intention to kill another. The person, however, was acting with gross negligence or while committing a misdemeanor. The penalty for this charge is two to four years.
- Vehicular Manslaughter: This is the most common manslaughter charge. A person is driving a car in some illegal manner and kills another person. The sentence is from one to ten years.
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