Manslaughter may be one of the most complex violent criminal charges to understand. It is portrayed on television shows as being a lenient alternative to murder, which truly misrepresents how severe the penalties can be for manslaughter. Attorneys would agree that while it is a form of homicide considered less serious than murder, it carries with it minimum jail time for a conviction. New York manslaughter penalties include jail time, probation, parole, loss of the right to be bonded, restitution, counseling and significant fines. If you’re facing manslaughter charges, Contact the criminal defense attorney team at The Blanch Law Firm today.