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Southern California Manslaughter Defense Attorney

Manslaughter is often accidental, but the authorities always feel that they must find “someone responsible” or the “authorities” are perceived as not doing their job. Let’s face it, “Accidents Happen.” While it is tragic if a squabble, a fight, or a unintentional accident claims the life of another person, people are killed every day in all manner of unfortunate situations. Decent, law-abiding citizens are not perfect, and are sometimes involved in tragedies that sometimes result in the death of another person.

Manslaughter charges often follow domestic violence situations, a fight following a traffic accident, a fight in a bar where intoxication plays a part, or some sort of long-festering dispute that escalates to violence and someone is unintentionally killed. If you find yourself in such a horrible situation it is imperative to contact a skilled criminal defense attorney as soon as possible in order to help you protect all of your legal rights and options that may be available to you.

Immediately Seek Legal Counsel!

Your legal defense counselor is sworn to keep his client’s secrets which allows for total and frank communication of the facts so as to mount a successful defense against the state’s charges. It is utterly imperative that you or your loved one seek legal counsel as soon as possible. In fact, it is best to get counsel in the first hours of arrest and incarceration. The accused or arrested person will be subject to interrogation and it is vital that anyone arrested for a serious charge of manslaughter has immediate, experienced and skilled legal counsel. When you or your loved one is accused or arrested and request legal representation all interrogation and questioning must immediately cease. The accused cannot be interrogated after the accused has legal counsel. Remember, conversations with anyone other than “Your Lawyer” are not confidential and are subject to law enforcement eavesdropping – i.e. they will record you!

Definition of Manslaughter

California law defines manslaughter as the killing of a person without premeditated thought. If it is suspected that “premeditated thought” was involved, or as the law says: “malice aforethought,” manslaughter is not usually the charge as “murder” would be the more appropriate charge. Finally, California law will distinguish manslaughter charges as: voluntary manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter.

Punishment and Penalties for Manslaughter

If you are charged with manslaughter you could be facing incarceration in county jail or state prison. Moreover, there is usually a high bail amount, the potential for huge fines and the likely possibility of significant probation time following incarceration. If that isn’t enough, your resulting criminal record will likely affect your current employment and would make opportunities for future employment pretty bleak.


When you talk to us you can be sure of one thing, that we are listening. The police and your accusers have their story, and it is our job to make sure that your story is heard. We want to know what happened and we want everyone else to know too.

Call me personally – 888-888-6582 – I am waiting to hear your story now, to defend you and make sure that your voice is heard.

We Are Your Criminal Defense Lawyers and we are proud to serve    Los Angeles,   Orange,   Riverside   and   San Bernardino   Counties.


Arcadia Office
150 N. Santa Anita Ave,
Suite 200
Arcadia, CA 91006
Phone: (626) 446-6442
Fax: (626)-446-6454


Beverly Hills Office
9465 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310)-880-5733


La Mirada Office
Cerritos Towne Center
17777 Center Court Drive ,
Suite 600
Cerritos, California, 90703
Phone: 888-888-6542


Los Angeles Office
Gas Company Tower
555 West Fifth Street,
31st Floor
Los Angeles, California, 90013
Phone: (213)-400-4132


Long Beach Office
Landmark Square
111 West Ocean Blvd.,
Suite 400
Long beach, California, 90802


Irvine Office
Oracle Tower
17901 Von Karman Avenue,
Suite 600
Irvine, California, 92614
Phone: (949)-203-3971
Fax: (949)-203-3972


Ontario Office
Lakeshore Center
3281 E. Guasti Road,
7th Floor
City of Ontario, California, 91761
Phone:(909)-996-5644


Riverside Office
Turner Riverwalk
11801 Pierce Street,
Suite 200
Riverside, California, 92505
Phone: (909)-996-5644


San Diego
Emerald Plaza
402 West Broadway,
Suite #400
San Diego, California, 92101
Phone: (619)-885-2070


Aliso Viejo
Ladera Corporate Terrace
999 Corporate Drive,
Suite 100
Ladera Ranch, California, 92694
Phone: (714) 721-3822