Aggressive Manslaughter/Murder Lawyer in Scranton
Killing another person can result in the loss of a one’s freedom. Whether causing a person’s death is preplanned or not planned at all, if negligence, recklessness and wrongdoing are involved, a person can face very serious criminal allegations. At the Rogan Law Firm we provide hard-hitting criminal defense for clients throughout Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Northeast Pennsylvania who are under investigation, formally charged and/or arrested on charges of manslaughter or murder.
Hard-Hitting Criminal Defense Attorney for Murder Charges
Murder is generally defined as a crime involving premeditation or “malice aforethought”. A person plans how they will kill a person either years, months, days, hours, minutes or even seconds beforehand. It is an extremely violent act and if convicted of murder, a person can be sentenced to life imprisonment in the state of Pennsylvania.
Outstanding Manslaughter Lawyer
Manslaughter involves a death that is the direct result of negligence and recklessness, but there was no presence of malice aforethought or preplanning. A person who faces manslaughter charges can face one of three charges. (1) Voluntary manslaughter. (2) Involuntary manslaughter. (3) Vehicular Manslaughter.
Voluntary manslaughter occurs when a person has no prior intent to kill another person, but was acting in what is known as the “heat of the moment”. This is a very common occurrence in domestic violence cases and if convicted, a person can face a very long jail or prison sentence.
Involuntary Manslaughter occurs when a person’s negligence results in another’s person’s death but there is no prior intent. Involuntary manslaughter often occurs during the commission of another crime. It can also carry a jail or prison sentence.
Vehicular manslaughter is a death that occurs without prior intent or pre-planning and involves the use of a motor vehicle. It is most often connected and charged in DUI (driving under the influence), speeding and other reckless driving cases. If convicted, a person can be locked up in jail or prison for a very long time.
If you or a loved one is facing manslaughter or murder accusations, please contact a Scranton manslaughter/murder attorney at the Rogan Law Firm today. We are very familiar with your legal rights and we will fight on your behalf in the effort to protect your freedom.
The Rogan Law Firm also represents clients accused of manslaughter and murder in connection with any of the following crimes in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Northeast Pennsylvania: