If you or a loved one is charged or indicted for Manslaughter you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you through the process. Manslaughter is classified as a criminal homicide in Texas. Unlike Intentionally or knowingly causes the death of another person, Manslaughter is recklessly causing the death of another individual.


In Texas, a person acts recklessly, or is reckless, with respect to circumstances surrounding his conduct or the result of his conduct when he is aware of but consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or the result will occur.  The risk must be of such a nature and degree that its disregard constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that an ordinary person would exercise under all the circumstances as viewed from the actor’s standpoint.


The offense of Manslaughter in Texas is a second-degree felony and carries with it the possibility of 2 years up to 20 years in prison. In certain circumstances, a person indicted for Manslaughter is entitled to an instruction to a jury of probation in the punishment phase of a jury trial. The legal team at Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC has the experience to handle the most serious of criminal offenses. The importance of having an experienced criminal defense attorney when facing a lengthy prison sentence is never greater. Contact the legal team at Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC to review your case by calling (817) 502-3600 or submitting an online form today to set up a free, confidential consultation.



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