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The charge of manslaughter is a very serious and perhaps an extremely life-altering situation. You must be fully prepared to endure the stress involved with a situation of this magnitude. An experienced manslaughter defense attorney versed in Oklahoma laws can help you prepare your case from the start. You must understand that you could face a lengthy prison sentence if you are misrepresented during your manslaughter case. An experienced attorney may be able to have the manslaughter charges reduced or even have the case thrown out of court altogether. This is a situation in which you can't afford to take a gamble with a public defender. If you are charged with manslaughter in Oklahoma, contact a criminal defense attorney with manslaughter charge and criminal trial experience.
Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human being without malice.
Voluntary- Upon a sudden quarrel or heat of passion.
Involuntary - In the commission of an unlawful act not amounting to a felony, or in the commission in an unlawful manner, or without due caution and circumspection, of a lawful act which might produce death.
Voluntary - Whoever is guilty of voluntary manslaughter, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both
Involuntary - Whoever is guilty of involuntary manslaughter, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six years, or both.
Degrees of Manslaughter:
Manslaughter in the 1st Degree:
1. When perpetrated without a design to effect death by a person while engaged in the commission of a misdemeanor.
2. When perpetrated without a design to effect death, and in a heat of passion, but in a cruel and unusual manner, or by means of a dangerous weapon; unless it is committed under such circumstances as constitute excusable or justifiable homicide.
3. When perpetrated unnecessarily either while resisting an attempt by the person killed to commit a crime, or after such attempt shall have failed.
Any person guilty of manslaughter in the first degree shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for not less than four (4) years to no more than life.
Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree:
Every killing of one human being by the act, procurement or culpable negligence of another, which, under the provisions of this chapter, is not murder, nor manslaughter in the first degree, nor excusable nor justifiable homicide, is manslaughter in the second degree.
Any person guilty of manslaughter in the second degree shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not more than four (4) years and not less than two (2) years, or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or both fine and imprisonment.
If you are facing the serious criminal charge of manslaughter in Oklahoma, your future depends on the representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact us at our Tulsa office for a free consultation regarding your case.