Manslaughter is generally defined as the unlawful killing of an individual that does not rise to the level of murder. It’s not considered murder because of mitigating circumstances. which can reduce the severity of the charge and/or sentence.
Murder is defined as an unlawful homicide done with malice. In Texas, a murder charge may result in one of the following ways:
A first degree murder conviction is punishable by 5 to 99 years, or life, prison and a fine of up to$10,000. A second degree murder conviction is punishable by 2 to 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
Manslaughter is defined an individual dying due to the actions of another person. The person does not need to have the intent to kill the victim. Instead, the victim dies because of the person’s reckless actions, or criminal recklessness.
No. A criminally negligent homicide occurs when an individual’s death is caused by another person’s extreme carelessness. It’s punishable by 180 days to two years in jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
In Texas, manslaughter is charged as a second degree felony. A convicted defendant can face 2 to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
Yes. It’s vital to have legal representation to know and understand all of your rights. Contact a criminal lawyer in Texas immediately for help.
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