Louisiana Manslaughter Attorney
Manslaughter is the legal term for killing another individual but it is considered less culpable than Capital Murder or Second Degree Murder . It is not only serious but also life altering therefore you must ensure that you hire an experienced criminal trial attorney to represent you. Hire Mr. Amos for your manslaughter charge.
Louisiana Manslaughter Law
A. Manslaughter is:
(1) A homicide which would be murder under either Article 30 (first degree murder) or Article 30.1 (second degree murder), but the offense is committed in sudden passion or heat of blood immediately caused by provocation sufficient to deprive an average person of his self-control and cool reflection. Provocation shall not reduce a homicide to manslaughter if the jury finds that the offender’s blood had actually cooled, or that an average person’s blood would have cooled, at the time the offense was committed; or
(2) A homicide committed, without any intent to cause death or great bodily harm.
(a) When the offender is engaged in the perpetration or attempted perpetration of any felony not enumerated in Article 30 or 30.1, or of any intentional misdemeanor directly affecting the person; or
(b) When the offender is resisting lawful arrest by means, or in a manner, not inherently dangerous, and the circumstances are such that the killing would not be murder under Article 30 or 30.1.
B. Whoever commits manslaughter shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than forty years. However, if the victim killed was under the age of ten years, the offender shall be imprisoned at hard labor, without benefit of probation or suspension of sentence, for not less than ten years nor more than forty years.
One of the first steps to winning your manslaughter case is getting the right criminal trial attorney to represent you. Valex Amos has a great understanding of the Louisiana criminal statues and will do everything possible to get you acquitted or secure a plea. Mr. Amos will also see to it that all the procedures are followed within the confines of the law without violating your rights. Mr. Amos is experienced, knowledgeable, and aggressive when it comes to representing his clients so let him put his years of experience to work for you. Give him a call today at (337) 291-9115. Remember to win your case you need good evidence, good facts, and a very good lawyer. Valex Amos is the right choice.