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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

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Attempted Murder or Manslaughter

By Spodek Law Group | February 14, 2023

Defending Against Serious Offences: Murder, Attempted Murder, and Manslaughter

The Importance of Choosing the Right Defence Team

When facing charges of murder, attempted murder, or manslaughter, the stakes are high, and the consequences are severe. Mounting a strong defence requires a legal team with the specialist knowledge, experience, and dedication needed to provide the best possible chance of a favourable outcome.

Norrie Waite & Slater solicitors has a large criminal defence team with decades of combined experience in defending clients accused of serious offences against the person. Our legal experts work tirelessly to ensure that every possible avenue is explored in building a strong defence on your behalf.

Murder: The Most Serious Offence

Murder is one of the most heinous crimes in the eyes of the law. It is defined as the unlawful killing of another person with the intention to kill or cause grievous bodily harm. If convicted of murder, the sentence is mandatory life imprisonment, with no possibility of a lesser sentence.

In a murder trial, the charges are heard in a Crown Court in front of a Judge and Jury. The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused committed the offence with the requisite intent.

Attempted Murder: The Intent to Kill

Attempted murder is no less serious than murder, and the intent to kill is the defining factor that sets it apart from other serious offences. The law defines attempted murder as an action taken towards killing another person that goes beyond mere preparation. The attempt must be serious enough that death could have resulted from it.

If charged with attempted murder, the potential consequences are severe. The sentence for a conviction can be life imprisonment, with a minimum term of imprisonment specified by law. Mounting a robust defence is crucial to ensure the best possible outcome.

Manslaughter: The Result of Recklessness or Negligence

Manslaughter is a less serious offence than murder, but the consequences can still be severe. The key difference between manslaughter and murder is the intention of the attacker. Manslaughter occurs when a person kills another but did not intend to do so.

Manslaughter can also occur if the attacker was negligent or reckless, and their actions caused the victim’s death. The sentence for manslaughter can be up to life imprisonment, depending on the circumstances of the case.

The Importance of a Strong Defence

When facing charges of murder, attempted murder, or manslaughter, a strong defence is critical. Norrie Waite & Slater solicitors works with experts in fields such as DNA, forensics, ballistics, and more to build a robust defence on your behalf. With our legal team by your side, you can be confident that we will explore every possible avenue to achieve a favourable outcome.


 Have You Been Arrested for Another Person’s Death in California?

If you or a loved one is in custody in connection with someone’s death in California, you’re probably curious about the distinctions between homicide, murder, and manslaughter. Although the terms might seem complicated, they refer to different forms of criminal behavior.

 Homicide: The Broad Term for the Killing of One Person by Another

Homicide is an umbrella term that encompasses both legal and illegal killings. For instance, if a soldier kills another soldier in battle, it’s not illegal. There are numerous scenarios in which the death of someone does not qualify as a crime. As a result, the differentiation between legal and illegal killing is the distinction between murder and manslaughter.

 Murder: An Illegal Form of Homicide

Murder is a serious crime that involves the unlawful killing of another person. In the state of California, murder is defined under Penal Code Section 187 as the intentional killing of another person with malice aforethought, which refers to the knowledge, intention, or desire to do evil.

 Manslaughter: The Unintentional Killing of Another Person

Manslaughter is a form of homicide that refers to the accidental killing of another person. These cases are treated as much less severe crimes than murder. Manslaughter can also be classified as voluntary or involuntary.

It’s important to note that the specific definitions and penalties for manslaughter may vary depending on the jurisdiction and legal system. It’s essential to consult with a legal professional to get advice specific to your situation.

Additionally, it’s important to emphasize that taking someone’s life, whether intentionally or unintentionally, is a significant and tragic event. It can have far-reaching consequences not just for the person who committed the act but for the victim’s loved ones and the broader community. Seeking support and counseling may be necessary for all parties involved in such situations.

Why Attempted Murder is a Serious Offence

When it comes to the crime of attempted murder, the potential consequences are as severe as those for murder itself. The sentence for attempted murder is life imprisonment, and in some circumstances, mandatory minimum sentences apply. For example, if a firearm is used in the offence, the convicted individual will face at least four years in jail.

The Critical Importance of Hiring an Experienced Criminal Lawyer

Given the severity of an attempted murder charge, it is crucial to have a skilled criminal defense lawyer to represent you. At Hicks Adams, we are an established firm with years of experience and the resources necessary to mount a successful defense against such charges.

In addition to attempted murder, there are other serious charges you may face in connection with a death caused by your actions. For example, you could be charged with dangerous driving causing death if you were driving in a way that caused someone’s accidental death. The maximum sentence for this crime is 14 years in prison.

There are also related charges that can carry severe penalties. One such charge is “accessory after the fact,” which means that you knew someone had committed murder and assisted them in spite of this knowledge. Like murder, this charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Additionally, you could be charged with “conspiracy” to commit murder, which has a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison, or for threatening someone with murder in writing, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison.

When it comes to charges as serious as these, it is crucial to have a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. At Hicks Adams, we have the knowledge and resources necessary to defend against these charges and protect your rights.

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