Manslaughter Attorney in Medford

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If you are fighting a manslaughter accusation, you have probably already felt the sting of a criminal conviction - and you haven't even gone to trial yet. Your local news provider may have gotten wind of your case, and suddenly you could see your name in print everywhere you look. Crimes of violent nature garner immediate attention - from your peers, from your neighbors, and from the media alike - and the unnecessary attention has probably brought along pain, heartache, and headache.

If you have been arrested for manslaughter, you need to seek legal representation from a criminal defense lawyer immediately. You may be struggling with emotional distress and anxiety, but enlisting the help of an attorney as soon as possible will be worth it. If you let The Law Office of Justin Rosas handle your legal matters, you could focus on moving on with your life in a positive way instead of worrying about your defense.

Understanding First-Degree Manslaughter Charges

According to the mandatory minimum sentences established by Measure 11, first-degree manslaughter can be punishable for a minimum of 120 months, which is 10 years. Criminal manslaughter in the first degree is defined as a murder that is committed recklessly under circumstances that indicate an extreme indifference to the value of human life.

You can be charged with manslaughter in the first degree if you are found to have acted in any of the following ways:

  • Recklessly caused the death of a child under 14 years of age
  • Caused death by negligence, neglect, maltreatment
  • Previously engaged in a pattern of assault or torture

If a Medford manslaughter defense attorney can prove that your first-degree manslaughter was committed as a result of severe emotional distress, your charges could be reduced. A common example of this defense strategy could be used in instances in which a person comes home to find his or her partner in bed with another person and commits a violent crime as a result of extreme emotional anguish.

Second-Degree Manslaughter Charges

According to the mandatory minimum sentences established my Measure 11 in Oregon, manslaughter in the second degree can be punishable by a minimum of at least 75 months in prison, which is more than 6 years.

Manslaughter in the second degree is defined as:

  • Manslaughter caused by recklessness
  • Murder that has helped or caused someone to commit suicide
  • Criminal negligence that caused the death of a person or child

Measure 11 does have an escape clause for many of its second-degree crimes, including second-degree manslaughter. Only an experienced criminal defense lawyer can create a defense strategy to present evidence in a concise manner that will yield a favorable result in your case.

Why Choose The Law Office of Justin Rosas?

When it comes down to defending you after an alleged manslaughter crime, you can trust that I have the trial experience that is needed in a court system that is already pinned against you. The prosecutors will try their hardest to make you out to be a hardened criminal, but I know that your side of the story needs to be heard in a way that is persuasive and carefully executed. This approach has helped me achieve acquittals for Measure 11 crimes and more than 500 case dismissals.

None of this can guarantee a particular result in your case, but my knowledge, experience, and personal approach provides a strong backbone that can be the basis of every case that I take on. It's why I have experienced great success in trial and have been trusted to represent thousands of cases throughout Medford. Most importantly, it is why I can be trusted to be your strongest voice in Southern Oregon.

If you want your side of the story heard, call a Medford criminal defense attorney today. Do not let your choice in legal representation be the biggest regret that you've ever had. Choosing a dedicated lawyer could be the difference when you are fighting mandatory minimum sentence. Contact The Law Office of Justin Rosas today to schedule your free case evaluation!

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Why You Should Hire Justin Rosas
  • More Than 15 Years of Experience
  • Over 3,000 Cases Successfully Handled
  • Numerous Jury Trials Won
  • Passionate About Helping People
  • Well Respected & Recognized in the Legal Community
  • AVVO 10.0 Rating

Results Tell the Story

Hundreds of Cases Dismissed & Won
  • Case Dismissed Delivery of Marijuana, Money Laundering
  • Received Probation Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana, Federal Aviation Crash
  • Case Dismissed Murder
  • Case Dismissed Federal Supervised Release Hearing
  • Probation with No Jail Time Theft in the First Degree
  • Case Dismissed Money Laundering
  • Received Probation Delivery of a Supersubstantial Quantity of Cocaine
  • Case Dismissed Assault in the Fourth Degree
  • Case Dismissed Felony Driving While Suspended
  • Received Probation Using a Child in a Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct, Luring a Minor, Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse

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