Although being charged with any criminal act, whether it’s a misdemeanor or a felony, can be extremely stressful, not all criminal charges are created equal. On top of that, the circumstances that lead up to the charge may be unique enough to warrant some kind of leniency in terms of the final outcome of the case.
If you were pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving, you might feel as though you are completely out of options. Whether you are asked to submit to a chemical test or field sobriety test, you will probably start calculating the dramatic impact that a DUI conviction will have on your job, bank account and ability to drive.
In our last post we started a discussion about the different types of criminal homicide charges that a defendant may face. After first-degree murder and second-degree murder, there is the somewhat less severe charge of voluntary manslaughter.
One of the scariest types of crimes that an individual can be charged with is homicide. In general, a homicide means that someone takes the life of another person, but it is not always a crime. For example, if an individual kills someone in self-defense, it may not be considered a crime.