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Austin, TX Manslaughter Defense Attorneys Handling Complex Cases

If you’ve been charged with manslaughter, you need a strong defense

When it comes to navigating the intricate world of Texas law, few challenges rival the seriousness of manslaughter charges. If you're currently confronting these criminal accusations, you don't have to face them alone. At Botsford & Roark, our Austin, TX manslaughter defense lawyers have decades of experience and can guide you through this difficult time.

Our proven track record across various legal matters, including manslaughter defense, reflects our steadfast commitment to securing favorable outcomes for our clients. Our case results include the dismissal of a manslaughter charge against a former police detective involved in a shooting.

If you have been arrested or charged, contact our Austin-based manslaughter lawyers right away for a no obligation, confidential case evaluation.

Understanding manslaughter charges in Texas

Manslaughter, as defined by Texas law, involves recklessly causing another person's death. It's a serious charge, distinct from murder based on intent.

  • Second degree felony
  • 2-20 years in prison, up to $10,000 fine

In general, there are three types of manslaughter charges. Whichever charge you are facing will influence your defense strategy.

  • Voluntary manslaughter. Often termed a "crime of passion," it stems from a provoking event that triggers an emotional response.
  • Involuntary manslaughter. This charge arises from reckless or negligent behavior that results in another's death.
  • Intoxication manslaughter. When intoxication causes the reckless or negligent operation of a motor vehicle and results in the accidental death of another, the driver may be charged with this crime.

By your side, every step of the way

Facing manslaughter charges in Texas demands experienced legal representation. At Botsford & Roark, our unwavering dedication applies to both high-profile cases as well as cases that don’t make the news.

Our approach focuses on challenging evidence, collecting essential proof, and advocating vigorously to safeguard your rights. At Botsford & Roark, our manslaughter attorneys believe that:

  • The cornerstone of a strong defense lies in compelling evidence. Our team meticulously examines search and seizure protocols, scrutinizes lab results, and identifies potential witnesses.
  • With deep roots in Austin's legal community, we can leverage our reputation to negotiate effectively for reduced charges, favorable plea deals, and case dismissals.
  • When the courtroom becomes the battleground, our seasoned attorneys are ready. Our unparalleled understanding of Texas law and strategic defense strategies challenge the prosecution at every turn.
  • Our commitment extends far beyond the courtroom. Whether it's deciphering probationary requirements, record expungement, or appeals, we stand with you at every step.

Put our knowledge, experience, and resources to work for you

If you find yourself facing manslaughter charges in Texas, don't hesitate to contact Botsford & Roark for a free and confidential case evaluation. Trust our manslaughter defense lawyers to protect your rights, preserve your reputation, and secure your freedom. With us by your side, you can confront the challenges ahead with confidence. A member of our team is available to hear from you any time, day or night. Contact us now.

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