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Murder and Manslaughter

CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER? LET AN EXPERIENCED DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN GULFPORT DEFEND YOU

ASSISTING CLIENTS IN GULFPORT AND THROUGHOUT MISSISSIPPI


As one of the most respected and well-known criminal defense law firms in Mississippi, we understand what it takes to successfully combat a murder or manslaughter charge.

A murder or manslaughter arrest is serious. If convicted, your life is changed forever. If you are charged with murder or manslaughter, you may feel like you have nowhere to turn. Boyce Holleman & Associates is prepared to take your case. We also know how severe your situation is, and that is why we are equipped to work meticulously to build a solid defense for you.

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER

The primary dissimilarity between these two violent crimes in Gulfport is that murder involves malice aforethought; the intent to kill. Manslaughter is still a major offense and you still need a skilled team of attorneys when you face manslaughter charges.

There are two types of manslaughter:

  • voluntary
  • involuntary

Voluntary manslaughter occurs when a person kills another because of provocation or an imperfect self-defense; a counter-attack that was necessary but unreasonably forceful.

Involuntary manslaughter occurs when a person engages in an unlawful activity and, as a result, another person dies. An example of involuntary manslaughter would be if someone drove through a stop sign and hit a pedestrian.

Death can occur from a simple assault. If you are in a physical altercation with someone, and he or she dies, do not hesitate in seeking assistance from our expert assault and battery lawyers.


MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER PENALTIES

If convicted of capital murder in Mississippi, the court sentences you to the death penalty or life in prison without parole. If convicted of murder, you face life in prison without the possibility of parole for at least 10 years.

The penalties for manslaughter vary significantly depending on the circumstances and whether you are charged with involuntary or voluntary manslaughter. You could face between two and 20 years in the state penitentiary.

At Boyce Holleman & Associates, we aim to stop that from happening. When we represent you, we use our broad experience and skill in criminal law to protect your rights.

 

Gulfport lawyers defending Mississippi residents accused of violent crimes

A murder accusation can change your life and the lives of the people around you. At Boyce Holleman & Associates, we are prepared to work tirelessly to defend you if you are facing charges for murder or manslaughter in Mississippi. To schedule a consultation with one of our skilled lawyers, contact us 24/7 by phone at 228-863-3142 or via our convenient online form. We have flexible office hours, readily available parking and are located near public transportation.

 

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