Ontario Manslaughter Charge Lawyers
As one of the largest and most experienced criminal law firms in Canada, Hicks Adams is well-equipped to defend against the most serious allegations: murder, attempted murder and manslaughter. Our founding partner Christopher D. Hicks handles these cases almost exclusively, and has developed a reputation for excellence and a record of success in even the most challenging murder charges. Many other members of our firm have also successfully defended clients charged with murder.
A conviction for murder automatically results in a life sentence, so there is no question that it is critical to enlist an experienced lawyer to defend against these charges as soon as possible. You will find that lawyer at our Toronto criminal defence law firm.
From Murder to Manslaughter
The difference between murder and manslaughter is intent. In order to be convicted of murder, it must be proven that the accused intended to kill the victim. If the accused did not intend to take the victim's life, manslaughter is the more appropriate charge.
One of the many strategies we use in murder cases is to have the charges reduced to manslaughter, which carries less severe consequences. Perhaps the accused was intoxicated. Perhaps the accused simply intended to hurt the victim. Intent will play a major role in the strategy we use to defend against the murder charges. Our primary aim is to achieve an acquittal for our clients.
Defence Against Attempted Murder Charges
We also defend against charges of attempted murder, which are extremely serious. Our objective is to secure an acquittal for our clients or, when appropriate, to have the charge reduced to a less serious assault charge. We have an impressive record of achieving our goals in violent crime cases.
Contact Us for a Free Murder Defence Consultation
Our experienced Toronto murder defence lawyers are ready to defend your rights.