Manslaughter Criminal Defense Attorneys in Fort Worth

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 Gebhardt and 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 Gebhardt and Eppes, PLLC to review your case by calling (817) 502-3600 or submitting an online form today to set up a free, confidential consultation.