Manslaughter or assault
It depends on the facts and circumstance. If this is an issue, that person should contact a local attorney immediately... even if he or she has not yet been charged. Don't discuss with anyone because anything said can be used in court. .
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Need more facts (please do not post the additional details. If intentional and no defenses(such as self defense) then one can be charged with murder as well as assault. Other circumstances could caused it to be filed as a lesser charge.
Th short answer is yes.............
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
If someone dies as a result of an assault, usually the office of the District Attorney will amend the complaint to charge murder (either homicide or manslaughter.... Depending on the facts of the case). Do not post any more facts about the case here. Coinsult an attorney immediately.
Sure, but that's not the charge when someone dies as a result of being assaulted. Criminally caused deaths are charged as homicides or manslaughters, not assault. Under California law, assault is a low level misdemeanor offense that will only show up at the end of a trial as a lesser included offense.
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