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Understanding murder and manslaughter allegations with the help of your criminal solicitor
15 Jul 2022

Homicide is an action that results in the death of another human being. There are different types of homicide; lawful homicide is carried out during wartime, whereas unlawful homicide is more commonly known as murder or manslaughter. Here at ABV Solicitors, our criminal solicitor has extensive experience in defending both murder and manslaughter charges, and we have been recognised as being one of the leading teams of defence solicitors in the country.

Over the years, we have dealt with high-profile murder and manslaughter charges as well as allegations made against those who were under 18 years of age. With our extensive knowledge and expertise, you can be sure that our criminal solicitor will provide a high standard of legal representation put together with your best interests in mind and attempt to achieve the most positive outcome for your situation. Murder and manslaughter charges are dealt with differently and have very different consequences, and by understanding your case thoroughly, we will aim to achieve the lowest possible sentencing for you.

Murder vs manslaughter

A murder allegation is when the death of a human being has been carried out intentionally and unlawfully with malice aforethought. This means that the action was premeditated with an intent to kill or cause grievous bodily harm. Manslaughter is described as unlawfully killing another human being without the intent to kill or cause grievous bodily harm.

There are different types of manslaughter. The main types are voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. Voluntary manslaughter is described as killing another person in the heat of the moment without premeditation. Involuntary manslaughter is when you have caused the death of another person due to recklessness or gross negligence without premeditation. Other types of manslaughter include vehicular manslaughter, which is when a person has died as a result of a road accident that you did not cause intentionally, and intoxicated manslaughter, which is when you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A murder charge carries a sentence of imprisonment, whereas a manslaughter charge carries a smaller penalty, and sometimes you may not receive a prison sentence.

Both murder and manslaughter are serious and complicated crimes. They can have a devastating impact on all aspects of life. They can affect your friends and family, ruin your relationships, make you lose your job and destroy your chances of further education or a career in the future. It is more than likely that a murder or manslaughter allegation will have an impact on your physical health and mental well-being. If you would like to find out more about murder or manslaughter, or if you are under investigation and have been placed under arrest, then it is important that you speak to us at ABV Solicitors immediately so that we can delegate an experienced criminal solicitor to defend your case. We will use our knowledge and expertise to put together a strong defence that works in your favour. We can provide 24-hour assistance every day of the week, and you will find that not only will we deal with your case professionally, but we will also be a friendly face to help ease the process for you. Speak to us at ABV Solicitors today to find out more.

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