Manslaughter can either be voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter occurs when a person who is under extreme emotional or mental disturbance kills another person. Involuntary manslaughter occurs when person’s negligent behavior results in the death of another. In Michigan, manslaughter is felony punishable by no more than 15 years imprisonment in state prison, a fine of no more than $7,500, or both. MCL 750.321.

Neil Rockind, P.C. is a criminal defense firm located in Southfield, Michigan and is home to two (2) of Michigan’s most aggressive and respected criminal defense lawyers.  Neil Rockind has obtained acquittals and successfully defended people accused of Manslaughterin many cases.  Neil Rockind began his career in the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office as an assistant prosecutor and is nicknamed “The Rockweiler” for his aggressive and successful style.  Rockind has been named a Super Lawyer, Top Criminal Defense Lawyer, Best of Detroit by Hour Magazine, among the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan, among the Top 50 Lawyers in Michigan and among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by a national trial lawyers organization.  Colin Daniels another member of Neil Rockind P.C., has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine.  If you or a loved one is charged with the crime of Manslaughtercontact 248.208.3800 or email us at to make an appointment and see how much we can help.