Legal Question in Criminal Law in California

a fight between two men occurs one man falls hits his head on the ground and is unconscious. he gets taken to the hospital a few days later he has a sezisure and dies. whats the penalty for the other man?"

Asked on 5/04/13, 5:56 pm

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Jacob Kiani Law Office of Jacob I. Kiani
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Depends on the facts and who started the fight, as well as any self defense claims, sounds like manslaughter though

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5/04/13, 6:20 pm
Joshua Hale Hale Law Group
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More to the point it depends on what the prosecutor charges, and what the man is convicted of, and of any mitigating circumstances.

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5/05/13, 10:48 am
Joe Dane Law Office of Joe Dane
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Sounds like a class project question.

More facts are necessary, but could be anything from mutual combat/self defense to manslaughter (or murder only if there was really something else there)

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5/06/13, 3:04 pm
Terry A. Nelson Nelson & Lawless
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Nothing unless criminal charges are filed and proven in court, or a civil lawsuit is filed and won in Superior Court.

Mutual combat, without any other info or facts, does not necessarily create 'liability' on anyone. You suffer the consequences of your actions and choices in life. The agressor is at risk of manslaughter charges or worse, if that can be proven.

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5/07/13, 12:38 pm

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