When your or your loved one’s future is on the line, you need a Tulsa Manslaughter Defense Attorney who has the resources of a regional powerhouse to build an aggressive defense.
Our team at the Tulsa Criminal Defense Law Firm handles cases of defendants facing first-degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter charges in Oklahoma. Call today for a free and confidential consultation to find out how our team of Tulsa criminal defense attorneys can try to protect your freedom and your future, at (918) 256-3400.
Understanding Oklahoma’s Manslaughter Charges
A prosecutor can charge a homicide as first-degree manslaughter under Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 24-711. Under that statute, homicide is manslaughter when:
- 1) Someone dies in the commission not by design during the commission of a misdemeanor;
- 2) Someone dies in the heat of passion but in a cruel and unusual manner;
- 3) Perpetrated unnecessarily either while resisting an attempt by the person killed to commit a crime, or after such attempt shall have failed.
The law defines second-degree manslaughter (Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 24-716) as every killing of one human being by the act, procurement or culpable negligence of another, which, under the provisions of this chapter, is not murder, nor manslaughter in the first degree, nor excusable nor justifiable homicide.
The minimum sentence of 1st degree manslaughter is 4 years in prison. Judges may impose higher penalties at the court’s discretion, often depending on the facts of a case.
Our team is here to help you make sense of the charges in a clear and understandable manner, it all starts with a simple no-hassle phone call to our team of Tulsa Defense Lawyers.
Free Consultation: Tulsa Manslaughter Defense Attorney
When your loved one has been arrested for manslaughter, it’s time to retain a Tulsa felony criminal defense lawyer who will look out for your legal interests. Contact your defense team at Tulsa Criminal Defense Law Firm today for a free and confidential consultation.
A Tulsa defense attorney can advise you how the criminal justice process works and offer answers to your specific questions. To begin your free consultation, call now: (918) 256-3400.