Manslaughter Defense Attorney Rhode Island

Have You Been Arrested on a Rhode Island Criminal Manslaughter Charge?

Keep your cool under pressure, and place the case into the hands of a veteran Rhode Island criminal attorney.

The crime of manslaughter is classified as either a misdemeanor or felony within Rhode Island, with penalties that range from up to 30 years in prison, or a lifetime sentence behind bars. John R. Grasso is renowned in the region as one of the best Rhode Island lawyers around.

With a skilled Rhode Island criminal defense attorney to help, you will have the best possible outcome for your case.

Definition of Manslaughter:

Rhode Island manslaughter falls under the giant umbrella of homicide. Rhode Island Code Title 11-23-3 defines manslaughter as taking the life of someone else, whether this is done with an intent, or due to negligence.

Since this is such a broad definition, manslaughter can be further subcategorized under two divisions, which are involuntary manslaughter and voluntary manslaughter. Each of these crimes carry individual penalties of lesser or greater fines.

Manslaughter can be subcategorized as:

  • Involuntary Manslaughter
    – which is the unintentional killing of another due to recklessness, or the participation of some other crime. Example: The accidental death of someone else due to drinking and driving.


  • Voluntary Manslaughter
    – which is the intentional killing of someone else. Example: A crime of passion, where in the heat of a moment a spouse killed his/her their partner. It does not include the clause of ‘malice aforethought’ as described in first-degree murder.

The Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso will dedicate its full expertise and focus to your case – to reduce, or dismiss criminal charges of manslaughter.

Don’t risk a sentence of life in prison. Contact the RI manslaughter law offices as soon as possible.

What Are the Consequences of Rhode Island Manslaughter Charges?

Rhode Island Manslaughter laws outline penalties when someone is found guilty. These penalties include either or all of the following:

  • 30 years, or a life sentence in prison
  • Probation (formal or informal)
  • Revocation of one’s right to bear arms
  • Monetary fines

Factors that affect sentencing include the type of weapon used, if any; the defendant’s criminal background; the element of intent; aggravating factors and more.

Contact an Aggressive Manslaughter Defense Attorney in Rhode Island

With decades of experience under his belt, Attorney John R. Grasso can exercise the best legal defenses to win your specific manslaughter case.

John R. Grasso, goes above and beyond the research, interviews, DNA testing and more – to point the evidence clearly in your favor.

Manslaughter is a serious offense, which needs serious defense. A manslaughter lawyer can research all angles of your case to present the best criminal argument.

Contact the Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso today. Complimentary consultations are provided to all individuals.

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