Charged with Manslaughter in Ocala? Talk to Our Attorneys
MANSLAUGHTER AND MURDER CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Criminal Defense Lawyers Alavi & Pozzuto have over 55 years of combined Criminal Defense and trial experience. We will consider and explain all your options from challenging your arrest to preparing for trial. We will aggressively defend your rights by fully investigating the accusations, examining the evidence, and relentlessly advocating on your behalf.
WHY CHOOSE ATTORNEYS ALAVI & POZZUTO?
- Over 55 years of combined criminal defense experience
- We are experienced professionals who will fight on your behalf
- We will relentlessly defend your rights, reputation and freedom
- We are experienced trial attorneys who have litigated a range of complex cases and issues
When tough situations lead to criminal charges, you need a skilled Criminal Defense Attorney fighting for you, seeking to understand your needs, investigating your case, defending you in court and advocating for you. We are trial attorneys, fierce negotiators, and compassionate advisers.
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER IN FLORIDA?
When there is an “inexcusable” homicide the prosecutor will review the case and decide whether to charge the accused with manslaughter or murder. Manslaughter refers to a negligent form of homicide in which a person takes the life of another person without malice but uses reckless disregard in the act. Murder is the premeditated act of killing someone after devising a plan to kill the person. If the prosecutor finds evidence of premeditation, then murder charges and not manslaughter charges will be pursued. The penalties for murder or manslaughter depend on the nature of the offense, whether there were aggravating factors, and whether the victim is a member of a protected class, such as a law enforcement officer, or a disabled person.
Pursuant to Chapter 782 of the Florida Statutes, here are a few examples of some of the penalties for homicide cases:
- Manslaughter: Second degree felony and penalties being 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
- Aggravated Manslaughter: First degree felony and 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
- First degree Murder: Capital felony and 40 years in prison, life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, death penalty.
- Second degree murder: First degree felony and 30 years or life in prison.
- Murder of a law enforcement officer: Capital felony and life imprisonment with no possibility of parole.
FEDERAL CRIMES ATTORNEYS
Federal & State Criminal Defense Attorneys Alavi & Pozzuto provide aggressive defense for clients being investigated, prosecuted, or held by the federal Government. Consult with a Gainesville and Ocala Federal Criminal Defense lawyer who has real world criminal trial experience resolving complex criminal cases. The stakes are extremely high in state and federal court and you need a defense attorney with significant court experience. Tania has significant experience and as such Tania Alavi is Death Penalty Qualified. We have a proven track record representing clients facing an ongoing investigation by federal authorities and those facing criminal charges in federal or state court.
CONTACT OCALA FEDERAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
As soon as you discover that you are under investigation for a state or federal criminal charge, do not delay in contacting our attorneys at The AP Law Group for help. Contact Criminal Defense Lawyers Alavi & Pozzuto at 352 732 9191.