Manslaughter Defense Lawyer in Houston
Understanding Your Charges
Manslaughter, although a lesser charge than
murder, is a serious criminal offense that is a form of criminal homicide (causing
the death of another person without lawful excuse). Under the Texas penal
code, manslaughter is defined as recklessly causing the death of another.
For example, a person who is
driving while intoxicated, runs through a red light, and causes a fatal auto accident may face manslaughter
charges. Manslaughter is a second degree
felony offense in Texas, punishable by up to 20 years in state prison and a fine
of up to $10,000.
Get Legal Help from the Houston Criminal Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been arrested or is under investigation
for manslaughter, contact Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C. today for
the experienced, aggressive legal help you need. The firm's attorneys
are highly experienced and are dedicated to defending their clients'
rights throughout every single step of the criminal process as it relates
to their manslaughter charges.
The attorneys understand that you are going through an extremely difficult
time and that your entire future is on the line. That is why the firm
takes care to utilize their extensive resources and build personalized
defense strategies on behalf of their clients.
Consult a Houston Manslaughter Defense Attorney
Acting now and consulting an attorney is the right thing to do, even if
formal charges have not yet been filed. An experienced criminal defense
lawyer can begin working to investigate the allegations you are facing
to determine how to approach your defense, and this will include working
to limit law enforcement's ability to conduct an investigation of
their own, to conduct searches of your property or bring you in for questioning.
In any of these situations, your lawyer can work to ensure your rights
are not violated in any way. Contact a Houston criminal attorney at
Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C. today for an initial consultation regarding your Texas manslaughter charges.