The differences between criminal cases involving charges of manslaughter & criminally negligent homicide and sketchy at worse, objective at best, and serious in that monetary fines and the potential for length jail sentences persist.
If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges for Manslaughter or Criminally Negligent Homicide, and you need help, contact our law firm immediately. Attorney Christian Capitaine can be reached at 832-618-7831.
About Manslaughter Charges
Manslaughter is generally defined as homicide without motive. Although the offense isn’t as harsh a charge as murder, the criminal component is that the death 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 2 to 20 years.
Other penalties might include a requirement to perform up to 240 hours of community service as assigned by the criminal court in addition to a potential probationary term.
About Criminally Negligent Homicide
Criminally Negligent Homicide is generally defined as a homicide caused by an action or actions that take a normally safe situation (such as driving a vehicle) and creates a deadly circumstance resulting in death.
A person charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide will be prosecuted under felony guidelines. If convicted, it’s 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 15 years and knows numerous strategies that may help you get the best possible result from judges in Harris County, TX.
In other to be convicted of a “negligent” homicide, the prosecutor must prove that the defendant knowingly took actions that put the lives of the innocent at risk.
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 ensure that your side of the story is heard and backed by a solid foundation.