Manslaughter in California
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Even though it is considered a less severe charge compared to
murder, manslaughter is a serious crime in California. Manslaughter is considered
a felony in most cases, punishable by extensive prison sentences and expensive
fines. If you have been arrested and charged with manslaughter, it is
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There are three types of manslaughter crimes in California: voluntary manslaughter,
involuntary manslaughter, and vehicular manslaughter.
Voluntary manslaughter is defined as the unlawful killing of an individual
upon sudden quarrel or heat of passion. It is considered a felony that
is punishable by a state prison sentence of three, six, or 11 years.
Involuntary manslaughter occurs when one person kills another individual
unintentionally either while committing a crime that is not an inherently
dangerous felony or while committing a lawful act which may result in
death without due caution. It is considered a felony that is punishable
by a prison sentence of two, three, or four years.
Vehicular manslaughter occurs if a person hits a driver, passenger, or
pedestrian that results in their death. It can be either a misdemeanor
or felony, depending on the facts of your individual case or your prior
criminal history. A misdemeanor conviction is punishable by a maximum
jail sentence of one year, while a felony conviction is punishable by
prison sentence of two, four, or six years.
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