San Antonio Manslaughter Defense Attorneys

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Murder is a first-degree felony punishable by a fine not to exceed $10,000.00 and confinement from 5 years to 99 years or life in prison. It may be shown that the crime was committed in "sudden passion arising from adequate cause," in which case it is a second-degree felony punishable by a fine not to exceed $10,000.00 and confinement from 2 years to 20 years in prison.

Murder can be committed by:

  • Intentionally or knowingly causing the death of another
  • Intending to cause serious bodily injury to another and commit an act clearly dangerous to human life that causes the death of another
  • During the commission of a felony or the flight after committing an act clearly dangerous to human life that causes the death of another

Manslaughter is recklessly causing the death of another. It is a second-degree felony punishable by a fine not to exceed $10,000.00 and confinement from 2 years to 20 years in prison. At Bloomquist & Compton, Attorneys at Law, our San Antonio manslaughter lawyers work hard to defend your rights and freedom during this difficult time. We utilize extensive experience gained over 2,000 criminal cases, passionately defending your life.

Call (210) 762-4128 to request a free case evaluation.

Intoxicated Manslaughter Cases

If you are involved in a tragic traffic accident that results in injury or death of someone and it is discovered that you had a couple of drinks in your system, everything changes. Suddenly all fingers point to you and you stand accused and confused and facing serious prison time. You need to clear your name. You need someone to defend your life. Our San Antonio criminal defense lawyers at Bloomquist & Compton, Attorneys at Law stand up for you.

  • Intoxication manslaughter is causing the death of another by accident or mistake while operating a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated. It is a second-degree felony with a punishment range of 2 years to 20 years in prison, and a fine up to $10,000.00.
  • Intoxication assault is causing the serious bodily injury of another by accident or mistake while operating a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated. It is a third-degree felony with a punishment range of 2 years to 10 years in prison, and a fine up to $10,000.00.

In extreme cases, prosecutors will sometimes charge the offender with murder or felony murder to increase the penalties. Our goal is to help you navigate the complex legal system and defend your rights and freedom from the charges you face.

Handling the Most Complex Cases

There are complex laws and rules, special defenses, and medical and forensic testimony that make these cases unique. It is not common to find attorneys who have extensive experience in murder cases. Our criminal defense firm has extensive experience with murder and manslaughter cases. Larry Bloomquist has tried multiple murder, manslaughter, and criminally negligent homicide cases to Texas juries as lead counsel. He has tried a variety of cases from simple stabbings, to gang-related homicides, and the murder of young children.

We have routinely taken the lead in questioning medical examiners, doctors, nurses, and forensic scientists in areas such as DNA, fingerprints, hair and fiber analysis, and ballistics, and eyewitness identification. This extensive knowledge can be critical in attacking the state's case. Due to legal excellence, professionalism, and ability, both Larry Bloomquist and Cathy Compton are Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Call Bloomquist & Compton, Attorneys at Law at (210) 762-4128 today.

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