A voluntary manslaughter conviction in California exposes you to a prison sentence of 3, 6 or 11 years. The punishment is severe and life-altering. You need a strong and aggressive lawyer who knows what they are doing in order to protect your liberty, rights and your future. It is highly advisable that you seek the representation of a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who has plenty of experience defending clients against voluntary manslaughter charges. California’s law defining voluntary manslaughter, Penal Code section 192(c) explains that one can be convicted of voluntary manslaughter if a death resulted spontaneously during a sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion and the individual accused acted as a result of adequate provocation. In order for the provocation to be characterized as adequate, it must be determined that any other reasonable person in the same situation would have reacted similarly. There are a number of defenses that your Los Angeles manslaughter lawyer can use in your defense, contact David Elden & Victor Sherman so that they can get started on developing an effective defense strategy on your behalf.
David Elden & Victor Sherman, with over eighty years of combined criminal defense experience in Los Angeles, have extensive first hand knowledge on how prosecutors build their voluntary manslaughter cases and present evidence to judges and jurors so we know how to poke holes in the government’s cases against our clients.