Involuntary Manslaughter

Involuntary Manslaughter

Involuntary manslaughter is applicable when a person, in the commission of an unlawful act, causes the death of another human being without any intention to do so when committing an unlawful act other than a felony.

Involuntary vs Voluntary Manslaughter

At a base level, the difference between voluntary vs involuntary manslaughter is very simple. The difference is intent. Did a person or did a person not intend to kill another person?

Involuntary Manslaugter OCGA 16-5-3

  • (a) A person commits the offense of involuntary manslaughter in the commission of an unlawful act when he causes the death of another human being without any intention to do so by the commission of an unlawful act other than a felony. A person who commits the offense of involuntary manslaughter in the commission of an unlawful act, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than ten years.
  • (b) A person commits the offense of involuntary manslaughter in the commission of a lawful act in an unlawful manner when he causes the death of another human being without any intention to do so, by the commission of a lawful act in an unlawful manner likely to cause death or great bodily harm. A person who commits the offense of involuntary manslaughter in the commission of a lawful act in an unlawful manner, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as for a misdemeanor.

Involuntary Manslaughter Lawyer in Cherokee County GA

If you need help with involuntary mansalughter charges in Georgia you need to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible. Any criminal charges can be devastating to your finances, personal relationships, and ability to get a job. Contact a involuntary manslaughter lawyer online or call 770-956-1400.