Criminal Negligent Homicide

Criminal Negligent Homicide

If you or a loved one is charged or indicted for Criminally Negligent Homicide you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you through the process. Manslaughter is classified as a criminal homicide in Texas. Unlike Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing the death of another person, Criminally Negligent Homicide is causing the death of another individual by criminal negligence.

In Texas a person acts with criminal negligence or is criminally negligent, with respect to circumstances surrounding his conduct or the result of his conduct when he ought to be aware of a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or the result will occur. The risk must be of such a nature and degree that the failure to perceive it constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that an ordinary person would exercise under all the circumstances as viewed from the actor’s standpoint.

Criminally Negligent Homicide in Texas is a state jail felony and carries with it the possibility of 180 days up to 2 years in the State Jail Facility. Unlike regular felonies in Texas, a State Jail Felony in most cases does not have the possibility of being released from custody prior to the expiration of the sentence. In certain circumstances a person indicted for Criminal Negligent Homicide is entitled to an instruction to a jury of probation in the punishment phase of a jury trial. The legal team at Townsend | Gebhardt | Eppes has the experience to handle the most serious of criminal offenses. The importance of having an experienced criminal defense attorney when facing a lengthy prison sentence is never greater. Contact the legal team at Townsend | Gebhardt | Eppes today.

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