Manslaughter Attorney – Brett A. Podolsky
According to Section 19.04 of the Texas Penal Code, manslaughter occurs when a person’s reckless behavior causes the death of someone else. Manslaughter is different from murder because it does not require criminal intent. A person may be convicted of manslaughter if a court decides that he knew or should have known that his actions would likely result in the demise of another.
In Texas manslaughter is charged as a second-degree felony and is punishable with two to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.
Charged with manslaughter? Call the Law Office of Brett A. Podolsky at 713-227-0087.
The defensive strategy for a manslaughter accusation varies and depends on the specific facts of a case. A manslaughter defense attorney might employ the following tactics in order to mitigate these charges:
- Negotiating for charges to be reduced
- Invoking affirmative defenses
- Requiring a trial by jury
- Calling expert witnesses
- Using mitigating circumstances to reduce punishment (during penalty phase of trial)
The right combination of tactics must be used if the case is to have the best outcome possible. At a time like this, it is extremely important to choose a criminal defense attorney who is both experienced and knowledgeable. That way, a successful strategy can be implemented from the beginning, thereby increasing the odds of success.
Need help? Call Brett A. Podolsky at 713-227-0087.
Contact a Houston Manslaughter Attorney
An attorney’s credentials can make or break a manslaughter case. The qualifications of attorney Brett A. Podolsky speak for themselves. He is certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In addition, he is also a former assistant district attorney. He will use the knowledge he gained in that role to counteract the moves that are likely to be made by the state of Texas. Do not trust your manslaughter charges to just any lawyer. There is a lot at stake, and you need a prudent, qualified criminal defense lawyer who will protect your rights in a court of law. When you hire Mr. Podolsky, you can be confident in his ability to handle criminal cases.
For a free legal consultation, call Brett A. Podolsky at 713-227-0087.