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Charged with Manslaughter? Let an Experienced Defense Attorney in Biloxi Defend You

Assisting clients in Gulfport, Biloxi and throughout Mississippi

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. But Boyce Holleman & Associates is ready to take your case. 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. We also know how serious your situation is, and that is why we are prepared to work diligently to build a strong defense for you.

The difference between murder and manslaughter

The primary difference between these two violent crimes in Gulfport is that murder involves malice aforethought — the intent to kill. However, manslaughter is still a major offense and you need a skilled team of lawyers when you face manslaughter charges.

There are two types of manslaughter: voluntary and 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. Additionally, 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 experienced assault and battery attorneys.


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

The penalties for manslaughter vary greatly depending on the circumstances and whether you are charged with involuntary or voluntary manslaughter. However, you could face between two and 20 years in the state penitentiary. At Boyce Holleman & Associates, we aim to prevent that from happening. When we represent you, we use our extensive experience and skill in criminal law to protect your freedom.

Biloxi 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 free 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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