Homicide, Manslaughter

Attorney Bill Sherry vigorously defends people accused of homicide or manslaughter in all Minnesota courts. Attorney offices in Dakota County, Minneapolis, MN.

Everyone understands how serious it is to be charged with causing the death of another person. A homicide is considered first degree murder when the death was intentional and premeditated. First Degree Murder can also be charged when the death of another person is caused during a criminal act such as sexual assault, robbery, arson or burglary, and in certain other situations.

Charges of Second Degree Murder can result when there is intent to cause the death of another, but the act was not premeditated. Second Degree Murder can also be charged when an unintended death was caused during the commission of certain felonies.

Third Degree Murder can be charged when an unintended death results from a very dangerous act that evinces a depraved mind, without regard for human life, or from providing certain drugs that lead to the death of another person.

Manslaughter in the First Degree occurs when someone takes the life of another in the heat of passion after being provoked, or when a death is caused during the commission of a misdemeanor crime.

There are several circumstances that can result in charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, such as when a person is negligent and creates an unreasonable risk of harm, and consciously takes a chance of causing death or great bodily harm.

Criminal Vehicular Homicide is the result of driving with gross negligence, or ordinary negligence while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

A person facing charges of murder, manslaughter or any other homicide offense needs a lawyer with significant skill and experience. No two cases are alike. The defense of each case requires a unique, specific and detailed strategy. If you have been charged with homicide or manslaughter, you are facing serious charges with significant consequences. You need an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will listen to your concerns, explain your options, and get you the best possible result.

Apple Valley attorney Bill Sherry understands the complex legal challenges involved in defending the charge of homicide or manslaughter. For your best defense, contact Bill Sherry to discuss the details of your case, find out how he can help and what it would cost.

As an experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorney, Bill Sherry understands that legal problems don’t always happen during ordinary office hours.

If you are facing a legal problem and need to talk with a lawyer right now, call Bill Sherry at 952-423-8423 for a free consultation.