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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  or a loved one have been charged with manslaughter, it is important that you consult with a criminal defense attorney. When working with our law firm, you will have an experienced attorney who will provide an aggressive representation so that you can have the best chance to get your case resolved. We offer free consultations to help you determine what your next steps need to be. 

Penalties For A Manslaughter Conviction In Arizona

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 prison 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.

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Dealing with criminal charges in Arizona can be overwhelming and stressful. Receiving a charge of this magnitude in Arizona when you don’t live here adds an additional stress that you may not know how to handle.
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What Is Considered Manslaughter In Arizona?

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. In Arizona, you could be charged with manslaughter if you injure someone who is pregnant and they lose their child. Medical providers now also have the potential of being charged for abortions in Arizona. 
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At the Nava Law Firm, our team is dedicated to helping and representing you. You will have an experienced attorney who will provide an aggressive representation so that you can have the best chance to get your case resolved.

‍Our firm primarily serves the areas of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale and other areas around Arizona. If you are in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney in Maricopa County, please contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.


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