Manslaughter Criminal Defense Lawyer in Los Angeles

Manslaughter is a legal term describing the killing of a person, in a manner considered by law to be less culpable than murder. The law generally differentiates between levels of criminal culpability based on the mens rea, or state of mind. This is especially true within homicide charges, where murder requires either the intent to kill, or malice aforethought, or the knowledge that one's actions are so dangerous that death is likeley to result. Conversely, manslaughter requires the absence of any prior intention to kill or create a deadly situation.

Manslaughter is usually broken down into two distinct categories: voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. For additional information please visit our home page and call (310) 503-6213 for a free initial consultation with skilled manslaughter criminal defense lawyer Mary Masi.