Manslaughter, Murder & Violent Crimes

Fort Myers Murder, Manslaughter & Violent Crimes Lawyer Fernández

A criminal defense attorney is an important part of representation in any court proceedings, but most especially those that are felonies, including manslaughter, murder & violent crimes. Attorney Miguel C. Fernández III is one of the most experienced and respected criminal trial lawyers in Southwest Florida and as such he knows how to defend against a murder or manslaughter charge. It is a serious charge that can change your life forever and can cause you to lose both your family and your freedom.

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What is the difference between murder and manslaughter?

There are critical differences between murder and manslaughter. Attorney Fernández is adept at differentiating between the charges and will work to get your charges reduced whenever possible. The effects of lesser charges during sentencing can be dramatic. Of course, if you did not commit the crime, we will present all of the evidence that we possibly can to prove your innocence.

Manslaughter is separated into two types: voluntary and involuntary.

Voluntary manslaughter is when a person is killed because of imperfect self-defense or provocation, such as a counter-attack that was extremely forceful, but necessary. Involuntary manslaughter is when a person commits a crime and, due to it, a person dies. For example, driving through a red light and killing a pedestrian.

Murder is when you kill someone with forethought.

What could happen if I am charged with murder or manslaughter?

If you are charged with murder, manslaughter, or another violent crime, you could be sentenced to several years in prison and, in some circumstances, life in prison without any chance of parole or if premeditation is alleged, – you could even face the death penalty. These are very serious penalties, and this is why you need an attorney who will fight for you as aggressively as possible.

If you have been arrested for murder, manslaughter, or another violent crime, call Attorney Fernández of Fort Myers. Attorney Fernández will give you fair and strong representation that will ensure that you get the best outcome possible. Call for your free consultation at (239) 337-0123 today.