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A Voluntary or Involuntary Manslaughter Charge in Florida

Murder and manslaughter both mean that someone's life has been taken. Although the more serious crime is murder, which involves premeditation or a prior intent to take a life, a charge of manslaughter is a very severe charge. The difference between the crimes can be a very fine line and is often a cause of deep confusion with juries. As the severity of penalty can be vastly different between the two crimes it is only one more strong reason to hire a Tampa manslaughter defense attorney as soon as you possibly can.

Florida Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter Charges

  • A crime of manslaughter can be considered either:
  • Voluntary Manslaughter, this is an intended action which results in death
  • Involuntary Manslaughter, an unintended action such as an accident or negligence

The intention to cause harm or death does not have to be present for a charge of manslaughter to be valid. In fact the Florida Supreme Court considers the act of "Culpable Negligence" to be manslaughter. It is defined as "the conscious doing of an act or following a course of conduct which any reasonable person would know would likely result in death or great bodily injury to some other person when done without the intent to injure any person but with utter disregard for the safety of others."

Another form of homicide, often termed vehicular manslaughter, is a variation of the two above. If an unlawful action is coupled with a driving related death, such as DUI or leaving the scene, then the car accident can be treated as a 1st degree felony. The penalties for this can be financially brutal and involve many years in prison and should not be taken lightly.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an act that has resulted in the death of another it can be a very serious affair and you should contact a Tampa manslaughter defense lawyer at (813) 990-0599 immediately.

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