If you or someone you know is currently involved in a homicide investigation, you may be experiencing feelings of panic or extreme anxiety. Of course, this is a perfectly normal reaction and it is wise take the matter seriously. However, but before you let these negative feelings take control, it can help to learn more about homicide in Milwaukee and other areas of Wisconsin.
The term homicide is simply a word for anything that results in the death of a human being, whether it is a crime or not. Two of the most serious criminal homicides are murder and manslaughter. Murder allegations generally mean that the defendant allegedly killed another person with both intent and premeditation.
Involuntary manslaughter charges, on the other hand, mean that the defendant's actions resulted in the death of another through negligent or criminal behavior. A good example of manslaughter occurs when someone driving under the influence causes an auto accident allegedly resulting in the death of another.
In some cases, charges of voluntary manslaughter could apply. This typically means the defendant intended to kill someone in the moment but did not plan the alleged crime beforehand. Usually, those convicted of either form of manslaughter will suffer some form of penalization for his or her activities.
There are also times when someone allegedly kills another and is never charged with a crime. Most of the time this means someone killed another in defense of him or herself such as from a physical attack, attempted murder or attempted rape.
The point of this post is to understand that your side of the story is vitally important when it comes to beating any homicide allegations. By working with a criminal defense attorney, it is possible to show how your alleged actions do not mean you meant for the death of another to occur.
If you would like to find out more about building a defense against federal crimes like manslaughter or murder, please take a few moments to browse our violent crime web pages.