Honolulu Manslaughter Lawyer

Experienced Defense Against Manslaughter Charges in Hawaii

At the Law Offices of Steve Cedillos, we understand that facing manslaughter charges can be an incredibly distressing and overwhelming experience. If you or a loved one need expert legal representation for manslaughter charges in Honolulu, you can rely on our experienced team to provide dedicated advocacy and strategic defense.

Call the Law Offices of Steve Cedillos today at (808) 201-0496 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our manslaughter attorney in Honolulu!

What is Manslaughter?

Manslaughter is a severe criminal offense involving the unlawful killing of another person. It is distinct from murder because it lacks the intent required for a murder charge. There are two primary categories of manslaughter: voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.

  • Voluntary Manslaughter: This occurs when a person causes the death of another in the heat of the moment, often due to sudden provocation, extreme emotional distress, or a sudden quarrel. While there is no premeditation, there is still an intent to cause harm.
  • Involuntary Manslaughter: Involuntary manslaughter involves causing the death of another person through recklessness, negligence, or while committing a crime that is not inherently dangerous to human life. This category includes situations where an individual's careless actions lead to a fatal outcome, even if unintentional.

What are the Penalties for Manslaughter in Hawaii?

Manslaughter convictions in Hawaii can lead to severe consequences that can impact your life for years. Penalties for manslaughter may include:

  • Prison Time: Depending on the circumstances of the case, individuals convicted of manslaughter may face significant prison sentences. The sentence length can vary, but it is crucial to have a knowledgeable Honolulu manslaughter lawyer who can navigate the legal system and work toward minimizing the potential time behind bars.
  • Fines: Convictions for manslaughter often come with substantial fines. These fines can create financial hardship for you and your family.
  • Probation: In some cases, probation might be an alternative to incarceration. However, probation has strict conditions that must be adhered to, and any violation could lead to further legal consequences.
  • Criminal Record: A manslaughter conviction will result in a permanent criminal record, impacting your personal and professional life. It may affect your ability to secure employment, housing, and other opportunities.

Defenses Against Manslaughter Charges

At the Law Offices of Steve Cedillos, we believe in exploring every available legal avenue to build a strong defense against manslaughter charges. Our experienced Honolulu manslaughter lawyers are well-versed in various defense strategies, including:

  • Self-Defense or Defense of Others: If the killing occurred in the context of protecting oneself or another person from imminent harm or danger, it might be possible to argue self-defense or defense of others.
  • Lack of Intent: As manslaughter requires a lesser degree of intent than murder, demonstrating that the death was an accident or that there was no intent to cause harm can be a valid defense.
  • Mental State: In some cases, showing that the defendant was not mentally competent during the incident may lead to reduced charges or a dismissal.
  • Procedural Errors: Our legal team meticulously examines the evidence and procedures law enforcement follows. If any errors or violations of your rights are found, we can seek to suppress evidence or dismiss the charges.

Contact Our Honolulu Manslaughter Attorney Today

When facing manslaughter charges, having a dedicated and experienced legal team can make a difference. The Law Offices of Steve Cedillos are committed to providing comprehensive legal representation tailored to your unique circumstances. Our Honolulu manslaughter lawyers will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and work toward the best possible outcome for your case.

Contact the Law Offices of Steve Cedillos today to schedule a consultation with our manslaughter lawyer in Honolulu!


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Why Choose Us?

Steve Cedillos, a respected Honolulu attorney with over 30 years of experience, specializes in criminal defense and family law. Committed to his clients' success, Mr. Cedillos provides tireless advocacy and comprehensive representation, from DUI cases to complex divorces. With a client-centered approach and expertise in military defense, he ensures his clients receive top-notch legal support. As a member of the Hawaii State Bar and the Screen Actor's Guild, Steve Cedillos offers a unique perspective and a dedication to achieving the best outcomes for his clients.

  • Tireless Representation
    Mr. Cedillos works tirelessly on behalf of his clients, understanding the importance of achieving the best possible outcome in their legal matters.
  • Compassionate Advocacy
    Whether negotiating an uncontested divorce or representing clients in court, Steve Cedillos advocates vigorously for his clients' interests to ensure they receive the outcome they deserve.
  • Specialized Military Defense
    Attorney Cedillos specializes in military criminal defense, assisting clients with various proceedings from non-judicial punishment hearings to general courts-martial.
  • Client-Centered Approach
    Mr. Cedillos takes a sincere interest in the success of his clients, prioritizing their needs and goals throughout the legal process.
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    With over 30 years of experience, Steve Cedillos offers expertise in both criminal defense and family law, handling a wide range of cases from DUIs to complex divorce proceedings.