Experienced & Aggressive Defense Against Manslaughter Charges
In New Jersey, when you have caused the death of another person, the charges can range from first-degree murder to manslaughter to negligent homicide. The crime of manslaughter has a broad legal definition and can involve situations where you have acted with extreme indifference to the value of human life, or instances where you acted on impulse or as a result of an uncontrollable urge or passion. If you have been charged with manslaughter, you want an experienced and aggressive attorney to fight for your rights.
At Jack Venturi Law, we have four decades of criminal defense experience and have protected the rights of people charged with all types of crimes. We understand the stress and anxiety you face when embroiled in the criminal justice system, and we know that the rules often seem to favor prosecutors. Our New Brunswick manslaughter defense lawyer takes a comprehensive approach to criminal defense, making certain to investigate every detail of your case so that we achieve a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Committed To Protecting Your Rights
If you have been accused of committing manslaughter, you face a wide range of severe penalties. From jail time to fines to a permanent criminal record, the consequences of a conviction can be life-altering.
At Jack Venturi Law, we defend against all types of manslaughter claims, including allegations of:
- Aggravated manslaughter — Aggravated manslaughter requires that you acted recklessly, that your recklessness demonstrated an extreme indifference to the value of human life, and that your recklessness caused the death of another person.
- Reckless manslaughter — You can be charged with reckless manslaughter (NJSA 2C:11-4b(1)) if you acted recklessly and caused the death of another. There is no requirement that your behavior showed an indifference to the value of human life.
- Involuntary manslaughter — You can be charged with involuntary manslaughter if you cause the death of another person through an act committed in the heat of passion from reasonable provocation.
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At Jack Venturi Law, we bring considerable skill, knowledge, experience, and resources to criminal defendants across New Jersey. Initial consultations with our team are free – we look forward to discussing the allegations you face and helping you craft an effective defense strategy.