Criminally Negligent Homicide is charged in Texas when someone causes the death of an individual by criminal negligence. This is generally charged when the death is accidental, otherwise it would be considered murder or manslaughter. Murder or Capital Murder would be charged with an intentional killing and Manslaughter is when a person takes a substantial and unjustifiable risk that results in the death of another.
The differences in charges between Criminally Negligent Homicide and Manslaughter are significantly different and the jail time can range from just 6 months for criminally negligent homicide to up to 20 years for manslaughter. Fines for both crimes can exceed $10,000.
Our law practice specializes in defending these types of cases and we work hard to protect the rights of our clients. Please call us at any time if you are charged with any type of crime related to a death.