Las Vegas Manslaughter
The Nevada Revised Statutes clearly define manslaughter:
This kind of crime is the unlawful killing of a human being, without malice express or implied, and without any mixture of deliberation.
Typically, manslaughter is voluntary, in the heat of passion, caused by a reason the individual cannot resist without violence. It is important to note that this statute does not include vehicular manslaughter, which is a completely different crime.
In the case of voluntary, a serious and highly provoking injury inflicted on the killer must have occurred, motivating them to behave with a violent passion that cannot be resisted.
Involuntary manslaughter is the killing of a human being without the intent to do so. This can happen during the commission of an illegal act or lawful act which might produce such a consequence in an unlawful manner. If the involuntary killing occurs during the commission of an unlawful act, which takes someone’s life, especially during a felonious crime, the offense will be treated as a murder.
If convicted of voluntary manslaughter, a person is guilty of a category B felony and will be imprisoned in the state prison for not less than 1 year and not more than 10 years. A fine of not more than $10,000 may also be imposed.
If convicted of involuntary, a person is guilty of a category D felony and will be punished with a term in the state prison of not less than 1 year and not more than 4 years. A fine of not more than $5,000 may also be imposed.
Manslaughter charges are very serious. You need someone on your side who makes sure your rights are protected. Douglas Crawford Law has more than 30 years of experience in these matters and will give you the best counsel you can get. If you have been charged with manslaughter, call me now at 702-383-0090.
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