Defending Homicide Charges in Palm Beach County
At Herman Law, P.A., we zealously defend the rights of the criminally accused and we invoke our clients’ rights under the U.S. and Florida Constitutions. Homicide charges are the most serious accusations that anyone could face and when you are being accused of manslaughter or worse, murder, you need a tireless advocate fighting in your corner.
Attorney Ron D. Herman is more than your average West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney, he is a former prosecutor with over 15 years’ experience working in the trenches. From second degree manslaughter to death penalty cases, he has defended them all and he stands ready to defend your rights against governmental agencies who are determined to convict you.
Just a few of Attorney Herman’s accolades include:
- Selection for inclusion in Florida’s Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠
- AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory
- Rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo
Manslaughter Charges in Florida
Section 782 of the Florida Statutes defines manslaughter as the killing of a human being by the act, or culpable (worthy of being blamed) negligence of another without lawful justification. Under §782.07, manslaughter is a felony of the second degree, punishable by up to 15 years in prison, and up to $10,000 in fines.
When a person causes the death of an elderly or disabled person by culpable negligence under Section 825.102(3), he or she is guilty of aggravated manslaughter, a felony of the first degree, punishable by up to 30 years or life imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine.
When a person causes death, through culpable negligence of a minor under the age of 18, he or she commits aggravated manslaughter of a child, a felony of the first degree, punishable by up to 30 years or life imprisonment and a maximum $10,000 fine.
It is a felony of the first degree when a person causes the death, through culpable negligence of an officer, firefighter, paramedic, or emergency medical technician while he or she is performing their duties within the course of their employment, also punishable by up to life imprisonment and a fine not to exceed $10,000.
Strategic Homicide Defense in West Palm Beach
If you were involved in a situation or accident where someone else lost their life, your future and your freedom are gravely at stake. At Herman Law, P.A., we understand how emotions can run high and altercations can get out of control, and other times defendants were acting out of self-defense or were protecting an innocent person. In any case, we are on your side and we want to ensure that your side of the story is heard loud and clear before the key decision makers.