Massachusetts Manslaughter Attorney

Manslaughter, the unlawful killing of another person without malice, is a very serious charge in Massachusetts. Robert J. Wheeler, Jr. has successfully handled numerous manslaughter cases in his lengthy career, spanning more than 30 years, as a Boston criminal defense lawyer.

Manslaughter can be either voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter involves a killing that would otherwise be murder but is not treated as severely because there was some form of provocation. That provocation must be reasonable, and the act must have been committed in a heat of passion. For example, if a killing takes place after someone has cooled off, then there is no heat of passion. In other example, provocation is not considered “reasonable” if someone simply insulted another person. However, words can sometimes constitute provocation if they convey provocative information. Involuntary manslaughter involves a killing committed during either a battery or an act that is wanton or reckless. It may be important to note that, in Massachusetts, selling heroin has been held to amount to wanton or reckless conduct. Therefore, if one sells heroin to another person who dies as a result of using that heroin, one could be facing a manslaughter charge. Vehicular homicide, which was formerly known as vehicular manslaughter, involves reckless or negligent operation of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs, alcohol or glue.

Robert J. Wheeler, Jr. has defended those accused of manslaughter for more than 30 years. He has handled manslaughter cases of every variety. If you are in need of a Massachusetts manslaughter lawyer, speak with Attorney Wheeler today.

Law Office of Robert J. Wheeler, Jr. (617) 973 5858

Robert J. Wheeler, Jr. has been defending persons accused of serious crimes throughout his career. Many lawyers claim to have the skills necessary to beat serious charges like manslaughter or murder, but Attorney Wheeler is one of the few who are truly qualified. Not only does Attorney Wheeler have multiple decades of experience, but he also has remarkable intelligence and a strong commitment the principles underlying our criminal justice system. Attorney Wheeler works tirelessly to ensure that his clients are treated fairly and have the benefit of the best defense possible.

Robert Wheeler is different from other lawyers, and his track record and reputation among previous clients, court personnel, colleagues and peers serves to confirm this fact. He encourages prospective clients to ask about him and to choose a lawyer based not upon Internet presence but upon proven results and quality of representation. If you would like to speak with Attorney Wheeler, contact his office at (617) 973 5858. His office can be reached 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. In addition to manslaughter and other violent crimes, Robert Wheeler handles: