Voluntary Manslaughter (Penal Code section 192(a)) Charge Dismissed and Negotiated to Involuntary Manslaughter (Penal Code section 192(b)) for Juvenile Client! No DJJ!

Recently at the Eastlake Juvenile Courthouse in Los Angeles County I was able to negotiate a plea to one felony count of Involuntary Manslaughter (Penal Code section 192(b)) for an incident in which our client was charged with shooting his best friend in the stomach resulting in his death.

Our client was originally charged with Voluntary Manslaughter per Penal Code section 192(a) and was facing a commitment to Juvenile Prison through the Division of Juvenile Justice (“DJJ”).

Through our diligent representation, we were able to negotiate to an Involuntary Manslaughter charge and a sentence to long-term camp for 7-9 months of confinement time instead of up to 14 years of prison.

This is a great result for our client as he will no longer face commitment in prison for the offense!

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