Watching children can be a daunting task, especially if you become distracted or overwhelmed. In one sad story, an unlicensed daycare provider is facing charges of Manslaughter after the death of a 6-month-old child. Police were called to the daycare provider's home because of reports of a child not breathing. The daycare provider was distraught and led them to the baby, who was lying on a rug, not breathing. The daycare provider told police she put the child in a car seat for a nap, but the girl slid down and ended up with a strap around her neck, strangling her. At the time of the child's death, the daycare provider had nine other children in her care. In today's blog, we'll discuss charges of Manslaughter, C.R.S. 18-3-104, in more detail.
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Manslaughter in Adams and Douglas County | What is Manslaughter?
In Adams and Douglas County, Manslaughter charges occur whenever a person recklessly causes the death of another person, or a person intentionally causes or aids another person to commit suicide. For the daycare provider to be convicted of a Manslaughter charge in Colorado, prosecutors would have to prove she “recklessly” caused the death of the 6-month-old child. In Colorado, a person acts “recklessly” when he consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that a result will occur or that a circumstance exists.
Manslaughter is a Class 4 Felony in Jefferson County
In Jefferson County, Manslaughter is a class 4 felony. A class 4 felony in Colorado is punishable by up to a 6 year prison sentence and possible fines. Our criminal defense lawyers often see Manslaughter cases where the death of another individual is an accident and often involves someone who the accused was close to.
Arapahoe County Manslaughter Lawyer: You Need a Lawyer Who Will Fight for Your Side of the Story
If you are facing charges or accusations of Manslaughter in Arapahoe County, call the best criminal defense lawyers from the O'Malley Law Office today. We know that police, District Attorneys, judges and all those affected by your situation can often be unforgiving. You need someone who will fight for you and represent your side of the story in court. Don't fight any Manslaughter accusations alone. Call the O'Malley Law Office today to schedule a free initial consultation with a Manslaughter Denver lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office and protect your future.
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If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with Manslaughter in Colorado, be smart and exercise your right to remain silent. Then, call a Manslaughter Denver lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office today at 303-830-0880 for a free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation
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