Petersburg Manslaughter Lawyer

Any charges involving homicide are some of the most serious charges in our criminal justice system, as they involve the loss of life. When police arrest you on suspicion of manslaughter, your freedom and future is on the line. You need an aggressive and dedicated defense attorney on your case as soon as possible.

At Khonsari Law Group, our experienced lawyers have a proven track record of successfully representing clients in serious, high-profile cases that have gained local and national media attention. We understand the severity of manslaughter charges and are dedicated to providing an aggressive and effective defense.

If you need a St. Petersburg manslaughter lawyer, we are here and ready to help. Contact our team immediately following an arrest for defense representation you can rely on.


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Why Choose Our Petersburg Manslaughter Lawyers?

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Choosing the right defense team can make an important difference in the outcome of your criminal case.

At Khonsari Law Group, we have the experience and dedication necessary to effectively defend against manslaughter charges.

Our attorneys are skilled negotiators with prosecutors, as well as trial lawyers who will vigorously fight for your rights in court. We know the criminal court system in St. Petersburg and how to develop effective defense strategies against serious charges.

We can begin working on your defense right away, so do not wait to call. Never answer questions from law enforcement officers. Instead, contact our firm, as you have the right to remain silent and have legal counsel present. We are ready to provide that defense counsel.

Florida Manslaughter Laws

Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human being without premeditation or malice aforethought. While less severe than murder charges, the state still takes manslaughter charges extremely seriously.

Florida law recognizes several different types of manslaughter, each with its own set of criteria and potential penalties.

Voluntary Manslaughter

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Voluntary manslaughter occurs when a person intentionally causes the death of another person in the heat of passion due to adequate and reasonable provocation. This can include situations where someone acts impulsively due to extreme emotional distress.

The penalties for voluntary manslaughter can range from a felony of the first degree to a felony of the second degree, depending on the specific circumstances of the case.

Involuntary Manslaughter

Involuntary manslaughter is the unintentional killing of another person as a result of reckless or negligent behavior. This can include situations where someone acts without regard for the safety of others, leading to a deadly outcome.

The penalties for involuntary manslaughter can range from a felony of the second degree to a misdemeanor of the second degree, depending on the level of negligence involved.

Vehicular Homicide

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Vehicular homicide is a specific type of manslaughter that involves the death of another person caused by the operation of a motor vehicle. This can occur as a result of reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or other forms of negligence while operating a vehicle.

The penalties for vehicular homicide can vary depending on the circumstances, but can include significant fines, license suspension, and even imprisonment.

DUI Manslaughter

DUI manslaughter is a serious offense that occurs when a person causes the death of another person while operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This offense carries severe penalties, including significant fines, license suspension, mandatory attendance at a DUI program, and potential imprisonment.

Aggravated Manslaughter

Aggravated manslaughter is a more severe form of manslaughter that involves the death of another person as a result of the defendant’s culpable negligence. This can include situations where the defendant engages in reckless behavior or fails to act reasonably, leading to a deadly outcome.

Aggravated manslaughter is a felony of the first degree and carries severe penalties, including potential imprisonment.

No matter what type of manslaughter charges you face, our St. Petersburg manslaughter defense attorneys from Khonsari Law Group are ready to defend you.

We Defend Against Manslaughter Charges


At Khonsari Law Group, our St. Petersburg defense lawyers know that every case is different.

Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case, analyze the evidence against you and in your favor, and develop a strategic defense tailored to your specific circumstances. We know there is no one-size-fits-all approach to manslaughter defense.

Common Defense Strategies

When we defend against manslaughter charges, we might employ several common defense strategies.

These include:

  • Self-defense or defense of others: In some cases, you may justify the use of force resulting in death if done in self-defense or defense of others. Our attorneys will carefully examine the details of your case to determine if this defense applies and effectively present this complicated defense.
  • Challenging the evidence: Our defense attorneys will carefully review the evidence against you, looking for any inconsistencies or weaknesses we might use to challenge the prosecutor’s case.
  • Challenging eyewitness testimony: Eyewitness testimony can be unreliable, and our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to uncover any inconsistencies or biases that may cast doubt on its reliability.
  • Expert witnesses: We may call upon expert witnesses to provide testimony that supports your defense, whether in forensic science, accident reconstruction, or another relevant area.
  • Negotiating a plea agreement: In some cases, a plea agreement is the best option, as it provides reduced charges or penalties in exchange for a guilty plea. We are experienced negotiators who fight for favorable deals from prosecutors, so this option can be on the table.

Our experienced manslaughter attorneys will work closely with you to develop a personalized defense strategy tailored to your situation.

Contact Our St. Petersburg Manslaughter Defense Lawyers Now

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If you or a loved one is facing manslaughter charges in St. Petersburg, do not wait to have a skilled defense team in your corner.

At Khonsari Law Group, our attorneys are dedicated to providing aggressive and effective defense for individuals charged with manslaughter. We have a proven track record of success in handling challenging cases and are ready to fight for you.

Contact us today at (727) 269-5300 for your free, confidential consultation and protect your rights.

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