Manslaughter Charges in Plano
In Texas, under Section 19.01, a person commits criminal homicide whenever
they intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or while being criminally negligent
cause the death of another human being.
Under Section 19.04 of the Texas Penal Code, a person commits manslaughter
when they recklessly cause the death of another individual. Regardless
of the fact that a person typically commits the offense of manslaughter
unintentionally, and without "malice aforethought," this is
still a very serious offense. In the state of Texas, manslaughter is prosecuted
as a second degree felony offense which is generally punishable by 2 to
20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.
Criminally Negligent Homicide
Under Section 19.05, criminally negligent homicide is an offense where
a person causes the death of another individual by criminal negligence.
Criminal negligence is a state jail felony and punishable by 180 days
in jail to 2 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. However, a state
jail felony can also be prosecuted as a third degree felony if the offense
falls into certain categories; for example, if the defendant exhibited
or used a deadly weapon. If the person is convicted of a third degree
felony, it could result in 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
Manslaughter Defense Attorney in Plano, TX
Criminal homicide charges are some of the most serious charges that anyone
could possibly face, especially in a state such as Texas where it's
renowned for having one of the harshest criminal justice systems in the
nation. Since there are different "levels" of criminal homicide
charges that a person can face, it's extremely important that the
defendant enlist the services of a defense attorney from The Zendeh Del
Law Firm, PLLC as early as possible.
There are always two sides to every story, and it is our responsibility
as your attorneys to ensure that your rights are not only protected, but
that your side of the story is communicated clearly to the prosecution
and the judge. A manslaughter conviction would have extreme consequences,
including up to 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. Even though
manslaughter isn't as serious as a
capital murder conviction, the consequences of a manslaughter conviction can still be
devastating to you, your family and your career. Therefore, it's absolutely
imperative that you enlist our services as soon as possible so we can
begin tailoring a defense strategy on your behalf.
Jason Zendeh Del formerly served as an Assistant District Attorney for Fort Bend County
and for the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office. While serving
as a prosecutor, he personally handled thousands of criminal cases where
he had a remarkable track record of success. As a
criminal defense attorney, he has an overwhelming advantage over the average defense attorney
without the same level of experience. His relationships with local judges,
prosecutors and court personnel prove invaluable when negotiating plea
bargains on behalf of his clients in dire straits.