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.