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Manslaughter Laws

What is manslaughter?

Manslaughter is defined as the legal term of killing another person in a way that is considered less guilty than murder. Manslaughter is broken up into two different categories; voluntary manslaughter and the other being involuntary manslaughter. However, state law varies, in states like Florida manslaughter is not divided up this way. In Florida manslaughter is defined as killing another person by the act without having a rightful reason according to chapter 776 and in other cases is classified as killing will not be forgivable homicide or murder. Read below to find Expert answers relating to the manslaughter cases, and the manslaughter laws.

What is the manslaughter punishment in the state of Florida?

In the state of Florida manslaughter is considered a second degree felony that is a penalty up to 15 years in the state prison no matter if it was intentional or not. If manslaughter was committed against a child, the state law according to FL statue 827.03(3) states that the crime is considered aggravated manslaughter that is in the first degree and is a felony that the penalty is up to 30 years in the state prison. The punishment is considered the same if manslaughter is acted upon the elder or disabled. Also, regarding the 10-20 to life system, if a firearm was involved then the punishment would be raised to the next highest degree.

What is the sentence for manslaughter in the state of Mississippi?

The Mississippi code of 1972 Secti8on 97-3-25 states that the homicide; penalty for manslaughter is “Any person convicted of manslaughter shall be fined in a sum not less than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not more than one year; or both, or in the penitentiary not less than two years, nor more than twenty years.” The maximum charge for manslaughter in the state of Mississippi is 20 years in jail a $500 fine and the minimum punishment for manslaughter in the state of Mississippi is one year in the county jail.

In the state Washington if someone had plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter; if the incident has been over 12 years ago, can they get this removed from their record, if so how would they go about it?

The laws in the state of Washington that refer to convictions being removed from a person’s record states that a felony charge cannot be removed from an individual’s record. What this means is that the case would stay on this person’s record, although they may have the ability to get the offense released by the governor of Washington. If the person is able to do this, then when an employer looks at their background during a background check it will show as “pardoned by the governor” and this would mean that the employer would see that the state of Washington has recognized that this person has turned their life around. In order to go through this process, in most cases an attorney is not needed. All this person would need is to petition the Governor. This process is very long and often very hard to get the Governor to rule in favor.

In the state of Georgia if someone has a felony for DUI (driving under the influence) manslaughter can this person work in an investment group?

The state of Georgia laws does not rule out that someone who has a felony for DUI manslaughter from working in some kind of investment group. However, if this person needs to obtain some sort of license in order to work in this investment group, the administrative body of the state would need to approve this license. In most situations a letter of reference or recommendation can help this process go a little faster, and help this person as well.

When dealing with manslaughter cases depending on the state, the manslaughter laws and manslaughter charges will vary. There are also many restrictions that are placed on a person who has pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge. For more information regarding the manslaughter laws or the sentencing for manslaughter contact the Experts.

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