February 22, 2013 By Wallin & Klarich

California Voluntary Manslaughter Sentence


Voluntary Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human being upon a sudden heat of passion or quarrel. Under California Penal Code 192 a, the accused does not have to have intentionally killed the victim to be convicted under this section.

While the punishment for voluntary manslaughter is less than for murder, it is still severe and will negatively affect your life.

You could face up to three, six, or eleven years in state prison if convicted of this offense. Because the punishment is harsh, it is important you have an attorney who you can rely on to vigorously protect your interests.

Strike Offense

You need to know your legal rights. In California, voluntary manslaughter is considered a strike offense. Strike offenses are the most serious crimes in California.

Contact Wallin & Klarich and speak with one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers. For over thirty years, Wallin & Klarich has obtained successful outcomes for clients accused of voluntary manslaughter.

We understand that this is a difficult and emotional time for you and your family. You need an attorney who will help reduce the amount of stress in your life.

Voluntary Manslaughter Probation

Depending on the facts of your case, your attorney from Wallin & Klarich may be able to convince the judge to place you on probation instead of imposing a jail sentence.

If the court grants you probation you may be ordered to serve up to one year in county jail as a condition of probation. If a one year sentence is imposed you will do 50% of that sentence of 6 months of actual custody time. When you are released you will be placed on a period of formal probation and will be assigned a probation officer.

Your probation officer will monitor your activities to make sure you are complying with the terms of your probation. If you violate or fail to comply with any of the terms of your probation, the judge can send you to prison.

Who to Call About Voluntary Manslaughter

We know that court proceedings are confusing and complicated. That’s why your attorney from Wallin & Klarich will always be there to answer any questions you may have. Call us today at 888-280-6839 to speak to one of our very skilled Wallin & Klarich voluntary manslaughter attorneys. We will help you get through this process.

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