Manslaughter and murder are similar criminal charges because they involve the unlawful killing of a human being. However, manslaughter is a less serious charge than murder. Murder involves malice and deliberation. As a result, a person convicted of murder faces the possibility of life with parole, the death penalty, or the possibility of life without parole.
Manslaughter in Nevada is defined as the unlawful killing of a human. The killing is not done with malice or deliberation, which is what separates it from murder. In Nevada, manslaughter can be voluntary or involuntary.
Nevada defines voluntary manslaughter as the unlawful killing of a human being done because of as provocation, violent impulse, or heat of passion.
Involuntary manslaughter is defined in the state of Nevada as the killing of a human being, without the intent do so. In other words, the person causes an individual’s death, but does not mean to kill them. Voluntary manslaughter involves the intentional killing.
The state does not consider vehicular manslaughter to be either involuntary or voluntary manslaughter. Rather, it is a separate criminal charge. Vehicular manslaughter occurs when someone uses a vehicle to kill a human being.
A person convicted of voluntary manslaughter will face:
The penalty for involuntary manslaughter is:
Any homicide charge requires the assistance of a lawyer to mount a proper defense. Contact a Nevada attorney for help with your manslaughter criminal charge. Your attorney will determine the best course to take to resolve your manslaughter charge.
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