Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of an individual done without the planning and/or intent to kill. Instead, the killing is done with total disregard for human life or recklessness. Nevada has two statutes devoted to making the unlawful killing of a human being without planning or intent a felony crime.
The state defines voluntary manslaughter as the act of killing someone due to an irresistible passion a person could not overcome. This irresistible passion is commonly called “heat of passion.”
No. In Nevada, vehicular manslaughter is a separate criminal charge. Vehicular manslaughter is the unintentional act of killing someone because of illegal driving. The reason vehicular manslaughter is usually considered an unintentional act, or without malice, is because of their actions while driving. These actions include:
The crime of voluntary manslaughter is a Category B felony in the state of Nevada.
A voluntary manslaughter conviction will result in a criminal sentence consisting of:
Like with all felony crimes, you will probably need a lawyer’s help with defending yourself against a charge of voluntary manslaughter. If you are facing a voluntary manslaughter charge in Nevada, contact a Nevada criminal attorney to represent you in your case.
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