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Manslaughter is a serious charge in the state of Washington that can have many severe penalties. Manslaughter can be charged in a variety of circumstances, including:
- The death of another person caused by reckless behavior
- The unlawful killing of an unborn child
- The death of another person caused by criminal negligence
Depending on the severity of the crime and the circumstances surrounding it, you could face a substantial prison sentence, heavy fines, house arrest, community service, mandatory drug/alcohol education classes or revocation of your driver’s license. You will also have a permanent criminal record that will make it more difficult for you to obtain employment or a professional license, apply for loans or credit cards or rent a home or apartment. If you are facing manslaughter charges, you need to seek the advice of a professional, experienced criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the intricacies of criminal cases. Manslaughter cases require adherence to regulations regarding filing notices, meeting deadlines and following court procedure, and an inexperienced lawyer could do a great deal of damage to your case simply by making a procedural error. Don’t let that happen to you! Greene & Lloyd, PLLC has a proven success record defending violent criminal cases and will our of expertise and knowledge to the table. We are caring, compassionate and aggressive, and will work hard to get the charges against you dismissed or reduced. Call us today to schedule an appointment for a consultation to discuss your manslaughter case. We are available to assist you.