Chicago Manslaughter Defense Attorney
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If you have been accused or arrested for manslaughter in Illinois, it is
imperative to get legal representation from a qualified
criminal defense lawyer. At the
Law Office of Steven Fine, our lead attorney has been helping those charged with
violent crimes obtain the most favorable outcomes for
over 20 years. He has the comprehensive understanding of state and federal laws to help
you determine all of your available legal options and protect your rights,
reputation, and freedom.
There are two types of manslaughter charges in Illinois: voluntary and
Voluntary manslaughter is the killing of a person in which the offender had no prior intent to
kill and acted during “the heat of passion.” In Illinois,
it often only applies to the killing of an unborn child. This type of
manslaughter charge is considered a Class 1 felony, which is punishable
by a prison sentence between four and 15 years and a fine of up to $25,000.
Involuntary manslaughter is defined as the unintentional killing derived from recklessness and
criminal negligence, or from an unlawful act that is considered a misdemeanor
or a low-level felony (e.g. DUI). This type of manslaughter charge is
a Class 3 felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence between two
and five years, as well as a fine of $25,000.
Have a Former Prosecutor on Your Side
Our Chicago manslaughter defense attorney can investigate your arrest and
collect critical evidence necessary to develop an aggressive and customized
defense strategy for you. As a
former prosecutor and assistance states attorney, he is fully aware of how the prosecution will approach your case, giving
you a huge advantage in the courtroom. Do not risk fighting for your freedom
without an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney.
Contact our firm and request a
free consultation today.