manslaughter defense lawyer

Defense Lawyer Brandon Shroy aggressively defends against Manslaughter allegations

Manslaughter is defined as causing the death of another individual in a fit of rage, or accidentally causing the death of another while committing a felony. Vehicular manslaughter is recklessly, negligently or accidentally causing the death of another individual with a motor vehicle.

Manslaughter is a crime of violence under Ohio law and cannot ever be sealed from your record. 

Allegations of Manslaughter lead to life-altering consequences and demand immediate attention to prevent or reduce incarceration, inability to own or possess a firearm, and the stigma that follows a serious felony conviction. 

Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyer Brandon Shroy has been successfully fighting to protect the rights of Ohio's citizens for 12 years in and around Franklin County. Let him use his experience to get you the best possible outcome. 



frequently asked questions about MANSLAUGHTER in ohio

What is the sentence for vehicular manslaughter in Ohio?
It depends on the degree of offense. If the crime occurred due to negligent operation of a motor vehicle it is filed as a 1st degree misdemeanor with a potential penalty of 6 months in jail and a license suspension of 1 - 5 years. Alternatively, if the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it is a felony of the 2nd with degree with much steeper penalties.

Is vehicular homicide a felony in Ohio?
It can be. If the incident occurred when the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is a felony of the 2nd degree with a potential sentence of 8 years in prison and a lifetime driver’s license suspension.

What is the sentence for involuntary manslaughter in Ohio?
Commonly referred to as “criminal negligence” due to the lack of intent, involuntary manslaughter is charged as a felony of the 3rd degree with a prison sentence of 9 months to 5 years.

manslaughter charges in ohio

Involuntary Manslaughter (F3) - causing the death of another or their unborn children as a result of committing or attempting to commit another felony.

Voluntary Manslaughter (F1) - intentionally causing the death of another out of passion or anger, without prior planning or intention.

Vehicular Manslaughter (M2 - M1) - causing the death of another while committing a minor misdemeanor traffic offense. The degree depends on the defendant’s criminal background.


Brandon Shroy has spent years defending and winning Manslaughter cases in Central Ohio.

As your attorney, Brandon Shroy will utilize his extensive criminal defense experience and leverage his reputation as an aggressive litigator to fight on your behalf and deliver the best possible outcome.

Brandon practices in all Central Ohio courts including the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Courts of Common Pleas, Municipal courts and Mayor's courts.


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