Manslaughter in Texas
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Manslaughter is the killing of one person by another in a manner that was
not premeditated. While this
violent crime is not as serious as murder, it is punishable by serious penalties and
permanent damage to your personal and professional life.
If you are facing a conviction for manslaughter in Texas,
The Law Office of Shane Phelps, P.C. is ready to offer skilled and qualified legal counsel. Our Bryan and College
Station criminal defense attorney can thoroughly evaluate your case and
determine all of your available legal options in order to either get your
charges reduced or your case dismissed altogether.
Texas Manslaughter Law & Penalties
Texas does not officially use the term “involuntary manslaughter”
or “voluntary manslaughter,” which are often recognized as
separate offenses in most other states. Rather, the state combines the
two into a single charge with enhanced penalties under specific circumstances.
The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant
caused the death of another person in a reckless manner. As we mentioned
before, there is no requirement for “intent” or “knowledge”
on the part of the defendant. Other forms of manslaughter include intoxication
and vehicular manslaughter.
This violent crime is considered a second-degree felony. This charge often
carries a sentence between two and 20 years in prison and a fine of up
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