Manslaughter Attorney In Phoenix

Manslaughter is, without a doubt, an extremely severe offense in Arizona, one that may have a long-term impact on your life. This offense carries severe consequences, including lengthy jail terms and large fines. These have the potential to ruin your future, as well as the future of your family. If you've been charged with manslaughter in Arizona, you should speak with a criminal defense attorney right now to safeguard your freedom, wealth, and future.

Manslaughter in Arizona

Manslaughter in Arizona is classified as recklessly inflicting the death of another person.  The legal meaning of "recklessly" is when a person is aware that activity entails a danger of death but decides to carry it out.

In Arizona, there are no distinct charges for "voluntary" and "involuntary" manslaughter, but there is negligent homicide, which occurs when someone causes the death of another person by engaging in an unsafe activity. The distinction between the two is that a manslaughter charge implies that the defendant was aware that his or her acts may result in the death of another, but a negligent homicide charge implies that the accused was unaware of this possibility.

What amounts to Manslaughter?

Manslaughter can be committed in a variety of ways. These are some of them:

Intentionally or deliberately killing another person in a "heat of passion" situation in which the victim encouraged the attacker. "Intentionally" and "knowingly" are the essential terms here. A person must realize that his acts may result in the death of another person, but that these actions are not deliberate. Instead, they happen as a result of a quick dispute. Manslaughter would be prosecuted in this instance if "a reasonable person in his situation would have been unable to resist" killing the other person.

Supporting another person in committing suicide is a serious offense. In Arizona, medically assisted suicide is prohibited, thus any medical practitioner who helps someone commit suicide might face criminal charges.

Injuring a pregnant lady and killing her unborn child is a serious crime. Professionals in the medical field are a notable exception. Manslaughter is not pursued against those who conduct legal abortions or provide medical care to the mother or unborn child.

Consequences of Manslaughter Charges

In Arizona, manslaughter is a Class 2 felony. A first-time felony offender risks a term of 7 to 21 years in prison, with a 10.5-year presumptive sentence. Those who have previously been convicted of a felony face jail terms ranging from 14 to 28 years, with a presumption sentence of 15 years 9 months. In addition, anybody convicted of a crime in Arizona may face penalties of up to $150,000.

Manslaughter Lawyer in Phoenix

The Nava Law Firm is experienced in defending violent crime charges. We believe in what we do and we want to help people. At the Nava Law Firm, we treat every case as if it is our only case and truly want to help people during this tough time in their life. When choosing an attorney, you don’t want to just pick the cheapest one available or the one your friend referred. You want to choose an attorney that has the proper credentials and that is in the courtroom every day fighting for their client’s rights. Regardless of the direction you decide to go in, you will need a chance to organize your thoughts and decide who should represent you in your upcoming trial. We offer a free consultation to help with that process.


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Second in time DUI
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Charge reduced with no jail

Woman was charged with her second DUI within 7 years after being involved in a collision in Scottsdale. Through our investigation, we found multiple mistakes made by the arresting officer. These errors were used      to get the prosecution to reduce the alleged offense to a charge with no jail time.

Actuation:
DUI Drugs (Marijuana)
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Case Dismissed

A black man was pulled over by Salt River Police Department while visiting from out of town. Despite showing no signs of impairment, the officers arrested him and charged him with DUI Drugs. We investigated the case heavily and interviewed every officer involved. Ultimately, a motion to suppress was filed and granted after an evidentiary hearing before a Judge.

Actuation:
Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Case Result:
Reduced to a misdemeanor

Short Description: A man was charged with attacking a family with a knife. After reviewing the evidence, it was determined that the instrument used was not a knife at all. The Grand Jury had been misled, so we filed a motion challenging the grand jury presentation. The prosecutor, confronted with the truth, agreed to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor with no jail time.

Actuation:
Second in time DUI
Case Result:
Charge reduced with no jail

Woman was charged with her second DUI within 7 years after being involved in a collision in Scottsdale. Through our investigation, we found multiple mistakes made by the arresting officer. These errors were used      to get the prosecution to reduce the alleged offense to a charge with no jail time.

Actuation:
Theft of Means of Transportation
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Not Guilty after jury trial

A man was out on a walk and was stopped by police because he was in the area of an attempted vehicle theft. The man maintained his innocence, but the owner of the truck identified him as the man he saw attempt to steal it. We worked tirelessly to prepare a defense and get the prosecution to see reason. The State wouldn’t budge, so the case went to trial. After a 4 day trial, the jury took approximately 10 minutes to return a Not Guilty verdict.

Actuation:
Second in time DUI
Case Result:
Charge reduced with no jail

Woman was charged with her second DUI within 7 years after being involved in a collision in Scottsdale. Through our investigation, we found multiple mistakes made by the arresting officer. These errors were used      to get the prosecution to reduce the alleged offense to a charge with no jail time.

Actuation:
Resist Arrest
Case Result:
Dismissed

A client was charged with resist arrest after being targeted by police during the protests of Summer 2020. Our firm developed a strategy with activists and members of the media that led to a dismissal of out client’s case and, eventually, all cases connected to the political prosecution of the protesters. (Maybe link to some of the cases?)

Actuation:
Second in time DUI
Case Result:
Charge reduced with no jail

Woman was charged with her second DUI within 7 years after being involved in a collision in Scottsdale. Through our investigation, we found multiple mistakes made by the arresting officer. These errors were used      to get the prosecution to reduce the alleged offense to a charge with no jail time.

Actuation:
Assault & Disorderly Conduct – Domestic Violence
Case Result:
Dismissal after Diversion

A woman and her boyfriend were arguing over the cleaning of their apartment. The police were called after things escalated and the woman was arrested. The Mesa City Prosecutors originally wanted the woman to do jail time. After working the case and providing background information, we were able to get the prosecutor to allow the woman to complete classes in exchange for a dismissal.

Actuation:
Second in time DUI
Case Result:
Charge reduced with no jail

Woman was charged with her second DUI within 7 years after being involved in a collision in Scottsdale. Through our investigation, we found multiple mistakes made by the arresting officer. These errors were used      to get the prosecution to reduce the alleged offense to a charge with no jail time.

Actuation:
Second in time DUI
Case Result:
Charge reduced with no jail

We have experience managing violent cases that fall under the categories of murder and manslaughter. Out of respect for all Nava Law Firm clients that fall under this case type, we are not providing any information on our website. If you or a loved one have been charged with one of these serious charges, do not speak to police officers and please contact our firm immediately to get a free consultation.

Actuation:
Second in time DUI
Case Result:
Charge reduced with no jail

Woman was charged with her second DUI within 7 years after being involved in a collision in Scottsdale. Through our investigation, we found multiple mistakes made by the arresting officer. These errors were used      to get the prosecution to reduce the alleged offense to a charge with no jail time.