The legal definition of manslaughter is:The unjustifiable, inexcusable, and intentional killing of a human being without deliberation, premeditation, and malice. The unlawful killing of a human being without any deliberation, which may be involuntary, in the commission of a lawful act without due caution and circumspection.

What separates a manslaughter charge from a murder charge hinges on the phrase “without deliberation, premeditation, and malice.”   It is a distinct different charge than murder based only on that aspect, not merely a lesser charge of murder.    Manslaughter charges vary by whether they were voluntary or not, in the sense of “at that moment, did they intend to do serious harm,”  but any type of planning ahead before that moment means it  is not a manslaughter charge.    These distinctions can get subtle and complicated, and it takes a skilled lawyer to navigate those distinctions successfully in order to create a well crafted defense that fits the case.  Iyer Law Office in Denver can defend you effectively from your manslaughter charge, working closely with you to put together the information necessary to get your story through to the court.  If you or someone  you know is charged with manslaughter, we are your best defense option.