Drug Deals Resulting in Death

Overview:

Recently, Ohio and surrounding areas have seen an increase in heroin use and heroin related deaths. To combat this epidemic, police have begun to charge dealers with manslaughter, in addition to drug charges, when an overdose results in death. Often police will track down an alleged dealer by checking the cell phone of the deceased, which can

Potential Penalties

Manslaughter is a type of killing that is not intentional, but does result from an intentional or negligent act leading to the death. Manslaughter is considered a first-degree felony and can be punished by 3-11 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.

At Funkhouser Law, from the moment a client walks through the door, we presume that they are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. As such, we work hard to accomplish the most favorable outcome for each of our clients. If you have been accused of dealing drugs resulting in a death, please call Funkhouser Law for a free consultation with an experienced, peer-rated lawyer.