Have you been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in California? Violation of Penal Code 192 is a misdemeanor offense that can affect your life for years to come. With assistance from an experienced criminal defense attorney, you may be able to have the charges brought against you dropped. Each case is different and could benefit greatly by a free case evaluation from an experienced legal professional.
At MacGregor & Collins, LLP, our California criminal attorneys have assisted several involuntary manslaughter defendants and have done so with success. Their decades of experience helps them to provide top notch representation for all of their clients. By taking advantage of their free case evaluation, you put yourself in a better position to make informed decisions that are in your best interest.
PC 192 Defined
California Involuntary Manslaughter is defined as the unlawful killing of someone that was unintended that took place during an unlawful act.
In order to prosecute for Orange County CPC 192 Involuntary Manslaughter, the state has the burden to prove that:
- The accused participated in an unlawful act
- The accused did not intend to kill the victim
- The unlawful act resulted in the death of someone
Possible Penalties for CPC 192 Violations
Involuntary Manslaughter is a misdemeanor punishable by:
- Imprisonment in county jail for up to one year and a formal probation/
- Two, three or four years in the California State Prison
- A fine of no more than $10,000
Other Potential Penalties:
Sometimes the court will order a revocation of one’s right to own a firearm.
Those facing charges for involuntary manslaughter have several options, but without assistance from an attorney, it may be difficult to identify those options. California involuntary manslaughter laws can be very complex. Without a skilled legal professional, you may make costly mistakes that negatively affect your case outcome.
If you are facing charges for California Penal Code Section 192 involuntary manslaughter, we can help. Our attorneys can provide you with the services you need to give yourself a chance of obtaining a not guilty verdict. They will help you understand the charges brought against you and strive to obtain the best possible outcome for your case. Call MacGregor & Collins, LLP today at (888) 250-2865.