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Manslaughter & Criminally Negligent Homicide

The differences between criminal cases involving charges of manslaughter & criminally negligent homicide and sketchy at worse, and objective at best, but serious in that monetary fines and the potential for serious jail sentences persist. If you’ve been charged with Manslaughter or Criminally Negligent Homicide, and you need help, contact our law firm immediately for help.

About Manslaughter Charges

Manslaughter is generally defined as a homicide without motive, but was caused by reckless behavior.


Criminal penalties for persons found guilty of manslaughter include fines of up to 10,000.00. Potential prison sentences can be hefty with sentencing guidelines ranging from a period of 2 years up to 20 years.

You may also be required to perform up to 240 hours of community service to complete payment of your debt to society as assigned by the criminal court in addition to a probationary requirement in the event that you’re found guilty.

About Criminally Negligent Homicide

Criminally Negligent Homicide is generally defined as a homicide caused as a result of an action or actions that take a normally safe situation, such as driving a vehicle, and creates a deadly circumstance out of it in which a human life or lives are lost.


A person charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide will be prosecuted for a felony offense that is punishable by a prison sentence ranging from 6 months to 2 years in addition to fines of up to 10,000.00.

Criminally Negligent Homicide Attorney

Attorney Christian Capitaine has practiced criminal law in Texas for over 10 years and knows the best strategy to get his clients the best possible results from Harris County court settings. The prosecutor must prove that the defendant knowingly took actions that put the lives of the innocent at risk to secure a conviction.

The Capitaine Law Firm will challenge the prosecutor on every detail they bring to the court for consideration against you. There are two sides to every story and we’ll make sure that your side of the story is heard and backed by a solid foundation.

If you’re facing prosecution for Criminally Negligent Homicide or Manslaughter, contact attorney Christian Capitaine immediately.

Houston Manslaughter Defense Lawyer

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