Unlike an accident, criminally negligent homicide results from reasonably foreseeable outcomes that likely could be avoided by responsible action. In cases of criminally negligent homicide, the court finds someone at fault, even though the offense was not premeditated.
The criminal justice system is a labyrinth of laws and practices that must be expertly navigated from the moment you are charged with a violent crime. Because of their violent nature, these crimes come with harsher punishments that can keep you behind bars for decades.
Many people ask, “How are murder and manslaughter different?” Both the crimes of murder and manslaughter involve a person’s death at the hands of another. The important difference between murder and manslaughter lies in the intent, or mens rea, of the offender: The crime of murder is charged when an individual takes another person’s life […]