It is important to note the distinction between the crimes of murder and manslaughter under Nevada law. While both offenses fall under the broad umbrella of homicide crimes, manslaughter does not involve malice or deliberate premeditation, and is therefore considered less serious than murder. Manslaughter charges are generally divided into two categories, voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter.
At any rate, if you or a loved one are facing a charge of manslaughter, it is critical that you seek the assistance of a skilled Las Vegas criminal defense attorney right away. The sooner a knowledgeable defense practitioner can explore the facts of your case, the sooner he or she can develop an effective strategy for protecting your freedom.
Manslaughter under Nevada Law
Voluntary manslaughter involves a killing that occurred in the midst of heated passions, and carries a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years. Involuntary manslaughter, on the other hand, involves an unintentional killing that occurs while another law is being broken, an offense which carries a maximum prison term of four years.
Even though manslaughter crimes are less serious than murder, they still involve the death of another human being, and therefore bring a broad spectrum of emotional responses into play. The consequences of manslaughter convictions, while less severe than those that accompany murder convictions, have the potentially to permanently affect the lives of individuals and their families, with repercussions such as:
- Prison terms
- Financial sanctions
- Damage to reputation and social standing
Experience Does Matter When Choosing an Attorney
The very weighty nature of manslaughter charges requires the insight and tactical expertise that only an experienced defense lawyer can provide. Attorney Benjamin Nadig has a track record of over 150 criminal trials in addition to his years as a City of Las Vegas prosecutor, and therefore has a thorough understanding of effective manslaughter defenses, common mistakes made in prosecution cases, and the most powerful negotiation techniques for achieving charge dismissals and reductions. Do yourself a favor and take advantage of his wealth of criminal defense knowledge so that you stand the best chance possible of maintaining your freedom.
The team at the Law Office of Benjamin Nadig, Chtd prides itself on providing responsive, compassionate service to all clients. We pledge to:
- Remain accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Devote sufficient time and resources to thoroughly review and prepare your case
- Make certain you and your family feel comfortable with defense strategies
- Establish cooperative contact with prosecuting attorneys in hopes of achieving favorable resolution of your case
Give us a call at 702-545-7592 to schedule a free initial consultation.