If you have been charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child in Florida then you may have a defense. Excusable homicide and justifiable homicide are both defenses that are oftentimes successful in aggravated manslaughter of child cases. Even if you don’t think you have a defense, you should always speak to an attorney to make sure you have a full understanding of how the law applies specifically to your case. If you want to know more about defenses to aggravated manslaughter of a child, or if you want to speak to a lawyer about how to beat your aggravated manslaughter of a child case in Florida, contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.
Aggravated manslaughter of a child is defined under Florida Statute 782.07(3). A person commits aggravated manslaughter of a child when a caregiver causes the death of a child as a result of willful or culpably negligent neglect.
A caregiver is defined as a parent, adult household member, or other person responsible for the child’s welfare.
Culpable negligence is a course of conduct showing reckless disregard of human life, or of the safety of persons exposed to its dangerous effects, or such an entire want of care as to raise a presumption of a conscious indifference to consequences, or which shows wantonness or recklessness, or a grossly careless disregard for the safety and welfare of the public, or such an indifference to the rights of others as is equivalent to an intentional violation of such rights.
Criminal convictions, especially convictions for cases involving child victims, carry severe consequences and can never be removed from your criminal record. More importantly, if you are convicted of aggravated manslaughter of a child you will face mandatory prison time. Even if you are convicted of a lesser included felony at trial, you will lose your right to vote, your right to own firearms, and your ability to maintain certain business licenses. You can also lose your ability to receive financial aid, your ability to live in certain places and your ability to obtain a passport.
If you need an attorney who will advise you, fight for your rights, and do everything possible to protect your future, or if someone you know has been charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child in Florida, then contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.