In New Hampshire, manslaughter charges are very serious and can result in a lengthy prison sentence, followed by a long period of probation.
If you have been arrested and charged with manslaughter you will need a top-notch attorney before you go into the courtroom. That’s why you should call criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone. He is experienced in dealing with manslaughter cases, and other cases involving death.
His expertise will go a long way in helping you get the best possible outcome no matter the circumstances.What is Manslaughter?
There is a legal fine-line between a murder charge and a manslaughter charge. Manslaughter, simply speaking, is a crime involving killing someone without malice. An accident, so to speak.
These are crimes that often attract a lot of publicity in the news media. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could be charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder or manslaughter or negligent homicide.
The penalty can be extremely harsh. That means life in prison. Or at the very least a long time in prison. So you will want to have a lawyer who can dig into the evidence and fight for a lesser charge. For example, if you are charged with murder, an attorney like Michael Anzalone may be able to whittle it down to manslaughter.
New Hampshire spells out the punishments for homicide in the state statutes, which can be found at RSA 630:2.
Manslaughter, for example, shall be punishable by a prison term of up to 30 years.
Here’s what the statutes say:
In addition to any other penalty imposed, if the death of another person resulted from the driving of a motor vehicle, the court may revoke the license or driving privilege of the convicted person indefinitely. In a case in which alcohol was involved, the court may also require that the convicted person shall not have a license to drive reinstated until after the division of motor vehicles receives certification of installation of an ignition interlock device as described in RSA 265-A:36, which shall remain in place for a period not to exceed 5 years.
You can see why it’s vital for you to speak with a lawyer before you talk to law enforcement officers or detectives about your case.
They can - and they will - use anything you tell them against you in court. You need to have criminal defense attorney Michael Anazalone by your side whenever you speak about your case. He has your best interests as a priority.
These are serious charges and a conviction can totally destroy your life.
An imagine what this might do to your family. Your reputation will be dragged through the mud. You may wind up in prison for many years.
At The Anzalone Law Firm, we are well equipped to dig into your case and fight for your rights in court. We will leave no stone unturned in trying to prove your innocence. And, if you are convicted, we will continue to work with you to get the best possible outcome.
Please call our office today in Nashua, New Hampshire, for a free consultation with criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone.