Manslaughter Defense Attorneys in Tempe
Providing Legal Representation in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa & All of Arizona
Despite being the least severe form of homicide charges, a conviction of manslaughter can land you in prison for years, result in extensive fines, and permanently destroy your reputation. Our legal team at Oliverson & Huss Law PLLC has the experience, knowledge, and skills you need on your side.
To get 40+ years of combined legal experience on your side, call us at (480) 351-2228 today!
What Is Manslaughter?
Charges of manslaughter can be brought in several circumstances:
- Killing another in a crime of passion
- Assisting another in committing suicide
- Killing another while under coercion
- Unintentionally killing another through reckless behavior
- Killing an unborn child by injuring the pregnant mother
Manslaughter is a felony. Those who face charges are often held in jail without bail and can be the subject of intense media attention. At Oliverson & Huss Law PLLC, our Tempe trial attorneys understand the stress and trauma of facing manslaughter accusations and will handle your case with the utmost discretion, professionalism, and care.
Common Defenses for Manslaughter
At trial, the prosecution must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. There are several legal defenses for manslaughter charges that could be effective in your case.
These defenses include but are not limited to:
- Mistake of fact
- Mistaken identity
- Defense of another
Penalties for Manslaughter
Under Arizona law, a conviction for manslaughter will include a minimum of 4 years in prison and a maximum of ten. The length of the sentence imposed is affected by your criminal record, your standing in the community, your cooperation with the prosecution, and other factors. Our firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of the criminally accused and will pursue every legal avenue. We have the experience and legal acumen necessary to fight charges.
Let Us Help
If you have been charged with manslaughter in Tempe, your future and freedom are at stake. With so much at risk, you need legal representation from a talented criminal defense attorney who will do everything legally possible to reduce the damage to your life.
Over 40 Years of Collective Experience
Over the length of their careers, the attorneys at Oliverson & Huss have helped thousands of people successfully fight their criminal charges.
Former Prosecutors & a Former Judge
As former prosecutors, police officers and judges, our attorneys have experience on all sides of the law. This special insight allows them to better defend your case.
Highly Communicative & Responsive
Our attorneys will work closely with you, diligently keeping you fully informed and updated on your case from beginning to end.
Team Approach to Your Case
At Oliverson & Huss, you get access to three experienced attorneys who work together to achieve the best possible result for you.
When it comes to defending our clients, we believe two heads are better than one. When you hire us, you get a team of attorneys who will look at your case and offer their perspective in an effort to get you the best possible result.