San Antonio Murder Attorney
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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,
- 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
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
- 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
Contact a San Antonio criminal defense lawyer for assistance.