Manslaughter and Murder

The killing of a human being by the act, procurement, or culpable negligence of another, without justification, is the crime of “manslaughter.” Manslaughter is not pre-meditated. Ordinarily, manslaughter is charged as a second-degree felony, punishable by up to fifteen years imprisonment. If the death was of an elderly person, child, disabled adult, police officer, or paramedic, it may be considered aggravated manslaughter, and be charged as a first-degree felony.

The use of deadly force is sometimes legally justifiable when defending yourself from another felony. However, raising a self-defense argument is easier said than done. There might be pre-trial hearings and other complicated issues for which an attorney should be consulted.

When the killing of a human being was part of a pre-meditated design, or the result of a person committing another felony (e.g. drug trafficking, arson, sexual battery, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, escape, carjacking, home-invasion, or aggravated stalking), it can be charged as murder. The latter is usually referred to as felony murder, and in either case it can be charged under the principal theory. That means that even though you may not have been the one whose conduct directly lead to the death (i.e. pulling the trigger), if you were aiding, abetting, counseling in the commission of the crime, you may be just as culpable.

Murder is a capital felony; meaning, upon conviction, it’s possible that the death sentence can be imposed. If you or someone you care about is accused of murder, and the government is seeking the death penalty, you should contract a specialized criminal defense attorney. However, when the death penalty is waived, and life imprisonment is on the table, Redavid Law PLLC is qualified to handle the case. Call Jordan Redavid, Esq. today, (305) 938-9939 for a FREE consultation.

When loss of liberty for the rest of one’s life is at issue, hiring the right lawyer can make all the difference in the world for the accused. I believe that even when one life has already been lost, it doesn’t always mean that another one should be too.

Additional Services

I handle all varieties of criminal defense, DUI, civil rights and personal injury cases.


In criminal defense, results matter most. I am able to handle a wide variety of criminal matters successfully, including:

  • Traffic Offenses
  • Juvenile
  • Theft
  • Criminal Records
  • Conspiracy
  • DUI
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Drug Charges
  • Weapons Charges
  • Fraud & White Collar
  • Violent Crimes
  • Appeals
  • Sex Offenses


I began my career as Miami DUI attorney, and have valuable experience protecting individuals facing a DUI charge.

  • DUI Defense Options
  • DUI Penalties
  • Refusing Breath/Blood/Urine
  • Field Sobriety Exercises
  • Intoxilyzer 8000
  • Back on Track (BOT)
  • Boating Under the Influence


My goal is to get involved as early as possible to do everything I can to help you or your loved one.

  • Cultivating/Manufacturing
  • Possession
  • Paraphernalia
  • Sale/Trafficking
  • FL v. Federal
  • Medical Marijuana in Florida


These crimes usually involve a variety of state and federal laws, and they demand the attention to detail I will give them.

  • Accounting Fraud
  • Extortion
  • Bank Fraud
  • Government Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Medicare/Medicaid & Healthcare Fraud
  • Counterfeiting & Forgery
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Import/Export
  • Embezzlement
  • Breach of Contract
  • Insider Trading
  • Investment Fraud
  • Internet Crimes
  • Mail & Wire Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Racketeering


Our rights serve as the bedrock of our democratic society. That’s why when those rights are violated, the violators need to be brought to justice.

  • Civil Rights
  • Civil action for deprivation of rights (42 U.S.C. § 1983)
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Breach of Contract


The key to success in such cases is not limited to what occured; it is also tied to how you and your lawyer respond.

  • Auto Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Slip and Fall
  • Dog Bites
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful death

For help right away, or a free initial consultation, email any time of the day or night, or call 305-938-9939. I answer calls and email 24/7.