Criminally negligent homicide is a crime charged when a person causes the death of a person while acting with criminal negligence. There are many instances when an individual can be charged with this type of offense including when a death is caused to another person by:
- speeding and driving dangerously;
- using drugs and operating a vehicle;
- driving drunk and operating a vehicle;
- discharging a firearm under circumstances that reveal a gross deviation from the standard of care of a reasonable person;
- failing to seek medical care for a person who needs it.
If you or someone you care about is charged with criminally negligent homicide, it is important to retain a criminal lawyer who handles criminally negligent homicide cases. Your criminal lawyer should review all of the facts and circumstances of the case, understand the law as applied to the facts of your case, and guide you to understand the risks and benefits of a trial in your criminal case.