Federal Manslaughter Crimes

What are Federal Manslaughter Crimes?

Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1112 federal manslaughter is a crime that involves unlawfully causing the death of another person without the intent to kill but through reckless or negligent behavior. It is a criminal offense that falls within the jurisdiction of the federal government, as opposed to being prosecuted at the state level.

In the United States, federal manslaughter charges arise in situations that have a connection to federal laws, such as when the offense occurs on federal property or involves federal agencies, or when the crime crosses state lines. Examples of situations where federal manslaughter charges may be brought include cases involving manslaughter in national parks, on military bases, or on tribal lands.

Federal Manslaughter can be Further Categorized Into Two Main Types:

Voluntary Manslaughter: This involves causing the death of another person in the heat of passion or sudden provocation. It may result from the intentional but unlawful act of the defendant, committed without premeditation or malice aforethought.
Involuntary Manslaughter: This occurs when a person causes the death of another through negligent or reckless behavior. It involves unintentional killings resulting from acts that disregard the safety of others or fail to exercise reasonable care.

Penalties if Convicted:

It’s important to note that penalties for a person convicted of federal manslaughter vary depending on the circumstances of the case and the history and characteristics of the defendant. The penalties for federal manslaughter can range from imprisonment to fines, and they are typically more severe if the offense involves aggravating factors such as a history of similar offenses, serious injuries, or the use of a dangerous weapon. If the killing occurs during the commission of certain other federal offenses, such as kidnapping, sexual abuse, or escape from custody, the penalty can be increased.

What is a Federal Manslaughter Crime Defense Attorney?

A federal manslaughter crimes attorney is a legal professional who is highly experienced in representing clients charged with manslaughter offenses at the federal level. Such experienced attorneys are skilled at presenting the types of defenses applicable in such cases. Self-defense is a popular defense in federal manslaughter cases. They often use relevant experts at the guilt phase and any sentencing phase if applicable.

A Federal Manslaughter Crimes Attorney may Handle:

Legal Representation: The attorney will provide legal representation to individuals charged with federal manslaughter crimes. This involves advising the client on their rights, conducting, and reviewing discovery, securing experts, building a defense strategy, negotiating with Assistant United States Attorneys, and representing clients in court proceedings.

Case Evaluation: The attorney will assess the facts and circumstances surrounding the case to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution’s case and identify potential defense strategies.

Investigation: The attorney may conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence, interview witnesses, review police reports, and examine any other relevant information that could help build a strong defense for their client.

Negotiations: In some cases, the attorney may engage in negotiations with the prosecution to seek a plea bargain or a reduced charge, if appropriate. They will advocate for the best possible outcome for their client, whether that be through negotiation or trial.

Trial Representation: If the case goes to trial, the attorney will represent their client in court, presenting evidence, cross-examining witnesses, and arguing the defense’s position to the judge or jury. The Attorneys For Freedom Law firm is experienced at representing people in federal criminal jury trials.

Legal Expertise: A federal manslaughter crimes attorney will have a deep understanding of federal laws, regulations, court procedures, and laws pertaining to manslaughter offenses. They will leverage their knowledge and experience to navigate the complexities of the federal legal system.

It is important to note that laws and procedures can vary, so consulting with a qualified attorney who is licensed to practice in the relevant jurisdiction is crucial if you or someone you know is facing federal manslaughter charges. The lawyers at the Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm are admitted to practice in federal court and have represented clients charged with federal manslaughter crimes for over three decades. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to provide the best possible defense of these charges.

To schedule a Strategy Session with an experienced federal manslaughter crimes attorney, contact the Attorneys For Freedom today. We can be reached online at AttorneysForFreedom.com or by calling our Arizona office at 480-755-7110 or our Hawai’i office at 480-755-7110.


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