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Manslaughter Defense Attorney

If you’ve been accused or charged with manslaughter in Ohio, hope is not lost. Our attorneys at Hiltner Trial Lawyers have successfully defended people charged with manslaughter and brought them home to their families with all charges dropped.

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“Max always responded to my mail emails. He always kept me informed on developments in the case and possible outcomes. He is confident in court and developed multiple courtroom strategies. At a time when many people have no confidence in any aspect of the judicial system, Max restores some of that confidence.”

Manslaughter Cases in Ohio

Generally speaking, there is some confusion regarding the phrases “murder,” “manslaughter,” and “homicide.” In Ohio law, however, these are very distinct terms for specific crimes.
Homicide is the general term for causing the death of another person — both murder and manslaughter fall under this category. But while murder charges suggest the perpetrator intended to kill their alleged victim, manslaughter cases are often more complicated.

To begin with, there are two types of manslaughter:

1. Involuntary manslaughter

Those accused of involuntary manslaughter are assumed to have not intended to kill their victim. It’s often referred to as “criminal negligence.” If the involuntary manslaughter took place while the perpetrator was committing a felony, it can lead to anywhere from 3-10 years in prison and a maximum of $20,000 in fines. If it was committed while the perpetrator was committing a misdemeanor, the penalty could be anywhere from 1-5 years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine.

2. Voluntary manslaughter

This crime is closer to murder in that the perpetrator allegedly had intent to kill someone, but in this case, the killing was the result of emotional excitement that could have led a reasonable person may have acted on impulse. This is often known as a “heat of passion” crime. In Ohio, a voluntary manslaughter conviction can lead to between 3-11 years in prison.

Why Choose Hiltner Trial Lawyers

Being accused of or charged with manslaughter in Ohio is no small matter. You’ll want to make sure you hire a reliable and experienced defense attorney to take your case.

At Hiltner Trial Lawyers, lead attorney Max Hiltner is known for his reputation as a trial lawyer who fights tooth and nail for his clients each and every time. He’s often hired by other attorneys to try cases on their behalf, and he’s been honored to frequently speak at CLEs around the country.

Hiltner recently sought to set a new personal record: three not guilty verdicts in three days. However, he was never given the opportunity. Due to his extensive investigation and trial preparation for each of his three clients in three different cases, all charges were dismissed prior to trial. In fact, the day before each client’s jury trial the State dismissed all charges against all clients. 

Why Choose Hiltner Trial Lawyers

Being accused of or charged with manslaughter in Ohio is no small matter. You’ll want to make sure you hire a reliable and experienced defense attorney to take your case.

At Hiltner Trial Lawyers, lead attorney Max Hiltner is known for his reputation as a trial lawyer who fights tooth and nail for his clients each and every time. He’s often hired by other attorneys to try cases on their behalf, and he’s been honored to frequently speak at CLEs around the country.

Hiltner recently sought to set a new personal record: three not guilty verdicts in three days. However, he was never given the opportunity. Due to his extensive investigation and trial preparation for each of his three clients in three different cases, all charges were dismissed prior to trial. In fact, the day before each client’s jury trial the State dismissed all charges against all clients. 

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If you or someone you love has been accused of manslaughter, you need a good defense attorney in your corner who is well-versed in Ohio law and has experience helping good people placed into difficult situations. Hiltner Trial Lawyers is here to help. Contact us today.
Call 330-475-3164 for a free consultation

“Max Hiltner is dynamite in the courtroom by connecting with the jury, recalling facts and cultivating good relationships with the opponents and presiding judge. He is professional, dedicated, honest and cares about the livelihood of his clients and their families. He excels in negotiating and hiring experts necessary for a well rounded defense. Max was one of my lawyers that stood between me and a life sentence. Without him on my team I would still be in prison. He will fight for you.”

- Colleen O.

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