Articles Posted in Manslaughter

It just can’t be said too many times: guns are not toys. As our West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale juvenile defense lawyers know, firearms can be deadly, and they present a danger to anyone living in or visiting a home in which a firearm is kept.
A story that emanated from Broward County last week highlights the true dangers of fooling around with guns; apparently, two 14-year-olds were playing with a gun when the firearm went off and killed one of the two friends.

In addition to demonstrating the risks associated with keeping guns in the home, this case serves as a reminder that just because someone is shot and killed does not mean that there was malicious intent and, as such, in many cases, a charge such as manslaughter is far more applicable than a charge of murder.
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