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Murder, Manslaughter and Criminally Negligent Homicide charges are extremely serious. Our state has heavy punishments for all violent crime, and Murder and Manslaughter convictions are some of the most severe, including the death penalty for Capital Murder. Murder is defined as the intentional or knowing taking of the life of another person. Murder can also be committed if you intended to only cause serious bodily injury to a person and by an act clearly dangerous to human life, caused the death of that person.
Why The Law Office of John J. Fox?
- You can discuss your case with us in a confidential, free consultation.
- We have access to a team of experts including private investigators, former police officers, and psychologists who provide testimony to support clients' cases.
- We are zealous client advocates who will fight hard for your rights and a favorable outcome in your manslaughter case.
Murder and Manslaughter Charges
Manslaughter is also the taking of another's life but it is considered unintentional in most cases. A person commits manslaughter if he recklessly causes the death of an individual. Manslaughter can exist when a person takes the life of another in extremely upsetting emotional or psychological situations. An example of this could be a husband finding his wife is having an affair. At the time, his mental state may be considered extreme. Emotional upset and temporary insanity may play a factor in voluntary manslaughter cases.
Criminally Negligent Homicide charges may be brought against an individual in a situation where the death of another individual is caused by his or her criminal negligence such as reckless driving or intoxicated driving. Even though the driver did not intent to injure or harm another individual, the result of the driver's actions may have brought this about.
Criminal Homicide: Manslaughter
- Under Section 19.01(b) of the Texas Penal Code, there are several types of criminal homicide: murder, capital murder, manslaughter, and criminally negligent homicide.
- Under Section 19.04, manslaughter refers to recklessly causing the death of another individual, which is a felony of the second degree.
- Under Section 12.33, a felony of the second degree is punishable by imprisonment for 2 to 20 years, and a fine not to exceed $10,000.
If you or a loved one is facing murder charges, you need to speak with San Antonio criminal defense attorney John J. Fox immediately so that your case can be reviewed. For your protection, it is crucial that you speak with our office PRIOR to speaking with the police or making any statement. Contact a San Antonio murder/ manslaughter lawyer for assistance.