A manslaughter charge is a serious criminal offense. If you or a loved one is being investigated for or has been charged with manslaughter in Michigan, it is important that they immediately consult an experienced manslaughter criminal defense attorney to protect their rights.

WHAT DOES THE LAW DEFINE AS MANSLAUGHTER? states that manslaughter occurs when a person is accidentally killed due to someone else’s criminal negligence, or when someone is killed during another crime, where the intent was not to cause bodily injury or death. Unlike a murder charge, involuntary manslaughter means that a person had no intention of killing another, but due to their careless or reckless actions caused the death of a human being.


An individual charged with manslaughter in Michigan is facing a felony.

750.321 Manslaughter. Sec. 321. Manslaughter — Any person who shall commit the crime of manslaughter shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison, not more than 15 years or by fine of not more than 7,500 dollars, or both, at the discretion of the court.


There are several defenses to a manslaughter murder charge. A defendant can argue that they didn’t commit the crime and it’s a case of mistaken identity or the wrong person is being charged. A defendant can argue that they are not guilty of the crime as charged because one or more of the specific elements of the crime was not met and that a lesser criminal charge is applicable.

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An experienced Michigan manslaughter criminal defense attorney can fully investigate the facts of the crime and build a defense. It is important when retaining an attorney, that they are qualified to defend the serious and complex nature of this charge.

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