Standing By Those Facing Murder Or Manslaughter Charges
South Carolina law defines homicide as an instance when one person causes injury that results in death. Charges related to homicide in South Carolina are typically either murder or manslaughter. Because cases involving homicide are so serious and complex, it is critical to speak with an experienced defense lawyer.
At William G. Yarborough Attorney at Law, I will work closely with you on all aspects of your case. As a former prosecutor, I understand the strategies the prosecution uses in homicide cases. This experience allows me to create a strong defense strategy that protects your legal rights. I will seek options that can help you work toward reaching a more favorable resolution if you are facing charges of:
- Voluntary manslaughter
- Involuntary manslaughter
The Difference Between Murder And Manslaughter
Murder charges arise if there was malice involved in the act of killing another person. This is the more serious charge and is a capital offense in South Carolina. Those convicted of a capital offense may receive the death penalty, making it critical for those facing murder charges to have a strong plan to defend against these criminal charges.
Manslaughter involves instances where there is no malice involved in the incident. Manslaughter charges are less serious, although the consequences from a conviction can be severe. It is important to contact an attorney immediately if you are facing murder or manslaughter charges.
I will diligently investigate your case and will be dedicated to working toward. By taking the time to learn about your needs and the circumstances surrounding your case, I am able to identify and pursue the right course of action. This may mean seeking to have the charges dismissed, negotiating a plea agreement or striving to get an acquittal in court.