Voluntary Manslaughter

A person commits the offense of voluntary manslaughter if he or she:

 

  1. Causes the death of another person under circumstances that would constitute murder in the second degree, except that he or she caused the death under the influence of sudden passion arising from adequate cause; or
  2. Knowingly assists another in the commission of self-murder.

RSMO 565.023

 

The offense of Voluntary Manslaughter is a B Felony.

 

Voluntary Manslaughter is a very serious charge. Sometimes circumstances arise that are legally deemed to be “sudden passion.” You want to consult with an attorney as soon as possible if you were recently charged with this offense. The attorneys at Miller & Hine are dedicated to provide the best possible defense to our clients, no matter what the charges against them may be. Your freedom and future are at stake. Call us today for a free consultation.