Murder & Manslaughter
Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer
Crimes involving the death of another person are typically the most serious that an attorney may have to deal with. Depending on the case, the defendant's very life may be on the line. Although the state of Michigan does not observe the death penalty, it is still possible that a federal conviction may mandate this sentence.
If you or someone you love is under investigation for, has been arrested, or has been charged with murder or manslaughter, it is important that you talk to a criminal defense attorney immediately. At Freedman Law Group, we represent clients in these cases throughout Michigan. We understand that all you know and have worked for may be at stake. If you work with a Michigan criminal defense attorney at our firm, we will fight for you and will strive to reach the best outcome possible for your unique case.
An unlawful homicide may be categorized into one of two main categories, depending upon the particular circumstances of the offense. While both categories involve causing the unlawful death of another person, the intent of the offender will make the biggest difference in the actual charges he or she faces.
Murder typically involves a pre-planned, intentional homicide committed with malice aforethought. For example, purchasing a weapon in advance and lying in wait for a victim may constitute these qualifiers. Manslaughter usually involves negligent, accidental or unintentional homicides, and sometimes those that are committed in the "heat of passion". A person may be charged with manslaughter if he or she is driving recklessly and causes a fatal auto accident.
Murder and Manslaughter Charges
Depending on the circumstances involved in a case, murder and manslaughter may be further categorized in the following ways:
- First Degree Murder
- Second Degree Murder
- Felony Murder
- Voluntary Manslaughter
- Involuntary Manslaughter
- Vehicular Manslaughter
In the face of murder or manslaughter charges in Michigan, you need the best representation you can get. At Freedman Law Group, our attorney is dedicated to fighting tirelessly for our clients' rights. Let us do the same for you and contact a Michigan criminal defense lawyer today!