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Denton Manslaughter Lawyers

Focused and Aggressive Legal Representation in Denton County

In Texas, manslaughter is one of the offenses that falls under criminal homicide. According to Texas Penal Code § 19.01, criminal homicide is an offense committed intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly that results in the death of another. Manslaughter involves engaging in reckless conduct that causes someone else's death. It is a felony offense, punishable by years in prison and/or a steep fine. If you were charged with this crime, retaining the services of a lawyer is imperative. Having sound counsel on your side can increase the chances of minimizing or avoiding severe punishments.

Backed by over 20 years of combined experience, our Denton manslaughter defense attorneys have the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to build a solid legal strategy on your behalf. At Marsala Law Group, our team is dedicated to providing personalized service, and we know there are two sides to every story. Without judgment, we'll listen to your account of the events leading up to your arrest and help you understand your legal options. When we take on a case, we do so with compassion and understanding, and we care about what happens to the people we represent. Employing an aggressive approach, coupled with sincere advocacy, we will work hard to seek an optimal resolution to your case.

When you hire our firm, we'll be personally available to you when you need us. For a free consultation, call our team at (940) 386-6848 or contact us online today.

Manslaughter Defense

Texas Penal Code § 19.04 defines manslaughter as recklessly taking someone else's life. To do something recklessly means to be aware of the substantial and unjustifiable risks that may result, such as death, but engaging in the conduct regardless of this knowledge. For example, shooting a gun into a crowd, but not aiming at anyone in particular, is considered reckless because discharging a firearm can seriously injure or kill another person.

Texas law further provides that a person may be considered to have acted recklessly if their conduct was a gross deviation from the standard of care a reasonable person would have assumed under the same or similar circumstances.

Depending on the situation, several defenses can be raised to challenge accusations of manslaughter. At Marsala Law Group, our Denton lawyers will thoroughly review your case and provide an honest and realistic assessment.

The Difference Between Murder and Manslaughter

As mentioned earlier, manslaughter is considered a criminal homicide offense, as is murder, but the two are not the same crime. Manslaughter occurs when a person recklessly kills another person without premeditation or intent to cause such a result. In contrast, murder occurs when someone intentionally or knowingly causes the death of another.

Both murder and manslaughter are serious offenses, but murder is considered the more severe of the two.

The Penalties for Manslaughter

In Texas, manslaughter is a second-degree felony.

A conviction can result in:

  • Between 2 and 20 years in prison, and/or
  • A fine of up to $10,000

Fight Your Manslaughter Charge

If you're facing charges of manslaughter in Denton, reach out to Marsala Law Group today. We treat every person we help as an individual, and we have the resources to dedicate a high level of focus to your case.

We handle even the most complex matters in Denton County, and we're are here to guide you through your case. Call us at (940) 386-6848 or submit an online contact form.

Our Victories

Recent Case Results
  • A.G. – Denton Misdemeanor Assault Family Violence Not Guilty

    State presented seven eye-witnesses to dispute our claim of self-defense.

  • A.P.G. – Denton Aggravated Sex Assault of Child & 3 Counts of Indecency with a Child Not Guilty - Jury Trial
  • C.D. – Denton Felony Violation of Protective Order Case Dismissed

    Dismissed and we are now suing the arresting agency.

  • Dr. J.B. – DWI with Multiple Drug Charges Cases Dismissed

    All drug cases dismissed as well as a subsequent DWI while the client was on Probation.

  • Dr. R.C. – Tarrant DWI Not Guilty
  • E.D.M. Denton Felony Assault with Priors Reduced to Misdemeanor Time-Served

    Charge reduced; client served one day in jail.

  • E.H. – Denton Misdemeanor Assault Family Violence Case Dismissed
  • H.R. – Denton Felony Aggravated Assault Not Guilty

    Not guilty verdict despite 3rd party-eye witness who testified my client went out to his car and grabbed a tire iron and chased after the victim and beat him repeatedly over the head. This is self-defense at it's finest.

  • J.G. - Denton Felony Drug Charge Case Dismissed

    Dismissed due to invalid search.

  • J.P. – Dallas Felony Indecent Exposure Case Dismissed

    Original offer was 5 years in prison. After our investigation prior to trial, we discovered enough inconsistencies to convince the DA to dismiss!

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The Marsala Law Group Difference

Reasons to Choose Our Team
  • Honest Legal Counsel

    We firmly believe honesty is the best policy. Our team will provide you with transparent updates and realistic outcomes.

  • Personalized Attention & Service

    Each case and each client is different. We provide focused representation that is specific to your case and your needs.

  • Available 24/7 for You

    Our lead attorney is personally available to each and every client. We are there for you day or night.

  • We Care About the Outcome

    We truly care about each and every client. We understand this is a vulnerable time in your life and we are committed to being with you every step of the way.

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    Listens. Works for you. Fights for you.

    “You can trust him with your future.”

    - Jonathan M.
    This attorney really cares about his clients and the outcome of their case.

    “I have personally seen him go the extra mile for myself as well as others and he has a talent for getting the truth heard, even when it seems impossible.”

    - Paul S.
    He is the epitome of a professional and a magician in the courtroom.

    “I would recommend him to anyone asking about anything.”

    - Chris
    I can't praise him enough and I thank God for him.

    “Mr. Marsala is a fantastic lawyer he is very professional and gave me hope where there wasn't none.”

    - Cathy F.
    He always handles everything with professionalism, speed, compassion, and like we are the most important case in his life.

    “We feel indebted to him for all of his hard work and would recommend anyone to him.”

    - Friddle
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