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The Ultimate Crime: The Ultimate Penalty

By Bruce C. Bridgman  Nov. 14, 2010 4:30p

Murder and manslaughter are the felony criminal charges for the unlawful killing of another human being. Murder is the malicious killing of a person with the intent to kill, inflict great bodily harm, because of reckless indifference to risking human life, or the intention to commit a dangerous felony. Manslaughter is usually divided into two categories: voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. The severity of these two differs with the intent and execution of the crimes.

A criminal charge for murder or manslaughter is an extremely serious crime; there are very few crimes as serious. If you have been charged with murder or manslaughter an Orange County manslaughter lawyer is absolutely vital to protecting your rights from the prosecution and law enforcement who will have absolutely no sympathy for your case. The primary charges for murder and manslaughter include:

  • First degree murder
  • Second degree murder
  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Vehicular manslaughter

Murder and manslaughter crimes have differing severities and so the penalties differ slightly, however, both crimes are utterly serious and a conviction can result in life in prison, or even the death penalty. The death penalty is the ultimate penalty for the taking of another life: it is usually a lethal injection of intravenously introduced drugs that cause unconsciousness, then death through paralysis of the lungs or cardiac arrest.

Murder/Manslaughter Lawyer in Orange County

If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged for murder or manslaughter it is absolutely vital to contact an attorney with the experience necessary to understand the best options for building your defense. At the Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman, we are absolutely dedicated to investigating your case and ensuring every possible defense is applied in order to have your charges reduced or acquitted. Murder and manslaughter charges are serious in the extreme, but not without hope for freedom or a reduced sentence.

Contact an Orange County Murder Attorney today for the legal guidance you need.

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