Colorado Manslaughter Lawyer
Information on Manslaughter Charges and Defenses
In Colorado, manslaughter is a Class 4 felony crime. This means a manslaughter conviction generally has a 2-to-6-year prison sentence and huge monetary fines, as well as several years of probation. If you are arrested and charged with manslaughter, contact a criminal defense lawyer from our firm immediately. In cases as serious in nature as manslaughter, it is essential that you speak with an attorney before answering any questions that the police may ask you. In many cases, law enforcement officials will try to use intimidation to get a defendant to confess to a crime they did not commit. Stress, anxiety, and intimidation may lead someone to falsely confess to a crime, and that confession may be used against you in court.
Manslaughter varies from murder based on the intent behind the crime. Often, manslaughter charges will be used if the person being charged was defending himself or herself from someone assaulting them, whereas murder charges always assume the worst premeditated intent behind the actions of the defendant. Generally, in manslaughter cases, the defendant was either acting in self-defense or was not aware that his or her reckless actions could lead to someone’s death. Self-defense is a common defense, and depending upon the circumstances it may be applicable in your case. There are many defenses that our experienced, powerhouse team can put in place in your case that may help you avoid conviction, or have your charges reduced.
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At Cantafio Nagel & Song PLLC, we have the experience you are looking for. We have represented hundreds of clients over the years and have helped them reduce their charges and sentencing or avoid conviction altogether. We are not afraid to go to trial for you, and we will not agree to a worse deal than we believe you deserve. We are the powerhouse criminal defense firm that you are looking for, and we are top-rated in Denver and surrounding Colorado areas. Call us today to discuss your case and get started on your defense.