Domestic Violence and Manslaughter

At the Law office of David P Schwarz we have handled many cases involving manslaughter and domestic violence. We are experienced trial attorneys ready to defend any unlawful charges of domestic violence. Please contact our office at 949 735 9266 or via the web. We can also be contacted via email at

Unfortunately Domestic violence and Manslaughter often can accompany one another in family and criminal law courts. Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human being without malice. There are three different type of criminal manslaughter.

A Domestic Violence attorney will build a strong defense against any manslaughter charges. The first type of manslaughter is labeled Voluntary. It occurs when two people are involved in fight and then a person may get killed. This is also labeled a “heat of passion”. It is not to difficult to imagine a squabble between spouses or boyfriend and girlfriend that escalates and violence occurs.

An Orange County Lawyer will show the Court that manslaughter can occur through gross negligence. This type of manslaughter is labeled Involuntary. Often a domestic violence case does not amount to a serious offense in family or criminal Court. A simple argument unfortunately can rise to a more serious and hostile confrontation. As a result, it would turn into an act of manslaughter if a person is killed. Under the manslaughter statute it would be considered an unlawful act.

In a criminal defense situation this type of manslaughter would not be considered a felony when initially started.

In addition, a domestic violence attorney will attempt to show the Orange County family law court or criminal court that involuntary manslaughter might occur during a domestic violence situation when the parties started to argue without doing anything illegal. The argument continues however, one party uses violence to end it and a death results.

At the Law Office of David P Schwarz we will aggressively defend any potential accusations of murder. In some situations the Court can overcharge domestic violence and manslaughter allegations to that of murder. It is important to have a knowledgeable lawyer who will thwart charges of murder. A good attorney will argue that there was no wanton or conscious disregard to a persons safety. The attorney will promote to the Court that only negligence occurred when victim was killed.

Domestic Violence lawyer will present to the court that the alleged defendant acted reasonable under the circumstances when there was a heat of passion or sudden quarrel killing. In order to avoid murder charges the attorney must argue reasonableness to the Court.

Moreover, in arguing reasonableness to the alleged killing of another person an argument will be made that it was also done in self defense.

At the Law Office of David P Schwarz we are prepared protect your rights against aggressive prosecution for domestic violence and manslaughter charges. We have fought for many defendants in Orange County Courts. Please contact our office at 949 735 9266 or via the web. We also can be contacted for consultation at our email address which is dpslaw66@gmailcom.

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