Maricopa County does not classify manslaughter as voluntary or involuntary

by Aaron Black • June 22, 2017
Manslaughter in Maricopa CountyIn Maricopa County, Arizona according to ARS 13-1103 manslaughter is intentionally or knowingly killing a person after adequate provocation and in the heat of passion or during a sudden quarrel. Also, assisting in a suicide, regardless of whether you have medical training is also considered manslaughter. If you have been charged with manslaughter you need an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Arizona does not classify it as voluntary or involuntary. It is regarded as either manslaughter or negligent homicide, and it is seen as a Class 2 felony.

A class 2 felony offense is punishable by up to 12.5 years in prison, 7 years of probation and a fine of $150,000 plus surcharges. Class 2 felony offenses include manslaughter, possession of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, aggravated assault, sexual assault, child prostitution, armed robbery, assisting a criminal street gang, burglary, discharging a firearm, theft and fraudulent schemes. If you have a prior felony conviction, prison becomes mandatory.

If you have been charged with manslaughter, it is imperative that you contact a criminal defense attorney due to the seriousness of the consequences.

Good people sometimes find themselves in bad situations, and I understand that it does not mean that those caught in a bad situation are criminals or even guilty of a crime. With countless hours in the courtroom and arguing over 50 trials, my experience has sharpened my litigation skills, providing me with invaluable insight into the legal system.

I personally defend my clients, and I am always available throughout the process to answer any questions any time of the day or night. My focus is on the fact that we all have constitutional rights and I’m proud that I can guarantee my clients’ Rights are protected while in the court system.

I personally do not care if my client has committed a crime. In fact, it’s not even a question I ask. My focus is if the Government can prove my Clients case beyond a reasonable doubt.

If you or someone you know has been charged with manslaughter in Maricopa County, contact Criminal Defense Attorney Aaron Black to set up a free consultation at 480-729-1683.

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Aaron Black is the founder and sole attorney of the Law Office of Aaron Black. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, his DUI and criminal defense law firm provides legal services to people who have received felony or misdemeanor charges from the state.

Aaron has developed a strong interest in defending people who have been arrested and received criminal charges for driving under the influence. With his professionalism and knowledge of Arizona DUI and criminal law, he has acted as a check and balance on the police, prosecution and courts and has protected a great number of his clients from excessive and unfair sentencing.

Along with DUI defense, Aaron handles a range of other criminal matters, including aggravated assault, burglary, domestic violence, drug possession, drug trafficking, fraud defense, insurance fraud, sex crimes and white-collar crime.

After graduating college in 2003 from the University of Arizona, Aaron decided to pursue a law degree. He followed a family long tradition and went to the University of South Dakota School of Law where he pursued his goal of becoming a criminal defense lawyer.

After passing the Arizona and South Dakota bar exams, Aaron joined the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender where he defended hundreds of people charged with serious criminal offenses. His work as a public defender helped him sharpen his litigation skills and gave him a unique insight into the Arizona criminal justice system.

Over the course of his 15-year legal career, Aaron has spent a considerable amount of time in both Arizona justice, municipal, state and federal courts. He has argued over 50 jury trials, tried over 100 bench trials and has become one of the highest-rated criminal and DUI defense attorneys in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. He has received a 10/10 rating from the legal directory Avvo because of his legal background and successful case record. Since 2014, he has received the Super Lawyer rating for his work as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.

You can review Aaron’s Attorney Bio page for more information about his background, education and experience as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.
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