What is Manslaughter in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1103?
Manslaughter is a violation of A.R.S. 3-1103, in Arizona, and may be committed under the following circumstances by:
- Recklessly causing the death of another person, or
- Committing second degree murder pursuant to A.R.S. § 13-1104, upon sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion resulting from adequate provocation by the victim. Whether someone was adequately provoked by the victim is an issue for the jury to decide.
- Intentionally aiding another to commit suicide, or
- Being forced to kill someone by use of coercion or the threat of immediate deadly physical force upon such person which a reasonable person in his situation would have been unable to resist. This would be the defense of duress where one is compelled to commit the homicide by the coercion or threat of immediate death if the person does not comply.
- Knowingly or recklessly causing the death of an unborn child by any physical injury to the mother.
Common charges of manslaughter occur when a person is operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, and is involved in a traffic accident which kills someone. Manslaughter is the consumption of alcohol prior to driving when it is reasonable to believe that the consumption of alcohol may affect the driver's ability to properly operate the vehicle.Brian Di Pietro is a tough, experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney who is successfully able to defend the interests of his clients when charged with manslaughter. He's commitment to his clients, guarantees the best outcome possible. When considering an Arizona criminal defense lawyer, you can depend on Brian Di Pietro Law, PLLC for the experience you seek in a tough, and aggressive criminal defense attorney.
Penalties to Manslaughter in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1103
A conviction of manslaughter is a violation of A.R.S. 13-1103, and is a class two felony in the state of Arizona.
Defenses to Manslaughter in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1103
The death of an unborn child during an abortion with the consent of the pregnant woman or which is authorized by law is a defense to paragraph 5 of A.R.S. 13-1103, knowingly causing the death of an unborn child.Should someone be charged with the offense of manslaughter, a violation of A.R.S. 13-1103, in Arizona there may be the possibility of several defenses available depending on the circumstances. A few of those defenses may be:1. Alibi2. Self-defense3. Mere presence4. Insufficiency of state's evidence5. Mistaken identity6. Use of deadly force7. Defense of a third person8. Defense of premises. The defense of duress is available for a violation of paragraph 4, A.R.S. 13-1103, when one is threatened with immediate death in order to cause the death of another. The duress defense to a charge of second degree murder will reduce the offense to manslaughter.
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