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Are you or a loved one facing serious homicide or manslaughter charges in Metairie or New Orleans, Louisiana? This is a time of immense stress and uncertainty. Don't navigate this complex legal situation alone. Moisant Law Firm, a trusted criminal defense firm serving Metairie and New Orleans, is here to fight for you.

Our team, led by former prosecutor Samantha Moisant, possesses extensive experience in defending clients facing homicide and manslaughter charges. We understand the intricacies of Louisiana law and the emotional toll these cases can take.


What are the Different Types of Homicide Charges in Louisiana?

In Louisiana, homicide is a broad term encompassing all killings. However, the legal charges you face will depend on the specific circumstances surrounding the death. Here's a breakdown of the key differences:

  • Homicide: This is the general term for any killing of a human being by another. Louisiana law recognizes several types of homicide, including:

    • First-Degree Murder: This is the most serious homicide charge, involving a killing with specific intent or during certain felonies.

    • Second-Degree Murder: This involves a killing without specific intent but with malice aforethought.

    • Manslaughter: This is a lesser charge than murder, applying to unlawful killings lacking malice aforethought.


What are the Different Types of Manslaughter Charges in Louisiana?

Louisiana law recognizes two main types of manslaughter:

  • Voluntary Manslaughter: This typically involves a killing committed in the "heat of passion" state triggered by intense provocation. Provocation must be sufficient to cause an average person to lose control and act rashly.

  • Involuntary Manslaughter: This arises from recklessness or criminal negligence that results in a death. Examples include driving under the influence with a fatality or a construction accident due to safety violations causing a death.

Contact Moisant Law Today for a Free Consultation

Don't wait to secure the legal representation you deserve. Contact Moisant Law Firm today for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana homicide and manslaughter attorney. We are here to help you navigate these challenging times and fight for the best possible outcome in your case

Call us at 504-317-1685  or fill out our online contact form.

We accept cases in Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, and surrounding areas.

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