Homicide, Murder and Manslaughter

Get Legal Help Today

secured lock Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

Post

What is murder?

Murder is a homicide crime defined as the intentional killing of one human being by another with malice aforethought. Malice aforethought is a state of mind, or intent, requirement that makes a homicide a murder. It is this state of mind that differentiates murder from other types of criminal homicide like voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.

Murder is a homicide crime defined as the intentional killin...

Post

Criminally Negligent Homicide

Criminally negligent homicide requires the lowest mental state of all of the homicide offenses: criminal negligence. Criminal negligence is where a defendant should be aware of a substantial and unjustifiable risk, and ignores or fails to appreciate that risk.

Criminally negligent homicide requires the lowest mental sta...

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

secured lock Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

Post

What is homicide?

Homicide is the killing of one person by another. Every state has some type of homicide statute, but the concept behind the homicide charge evolved from common law principles. Under common law, homicide is classified in three ways including justifiable homicide, excusable homicide, and criminal homicide.

Homicide is the killing of one person by another. Every stat...

Post

What is voluntary manslaughter?

Voluntary manslaughter occurs when a person intentionally kills another person after adequate provocation, that is, there has been action that was sufficient to incite an ordinary person to sudden and intense passion such that he loses self-control.

Voluntary manslaughter occurs when a person intentionally ki...

Post

Vehicular Manslaughter

Vehicular manslaughter, also known as vehicular homicide, occurs when an individual recklessly causes the death of another person through the use of a motor vehicle.

Vehicular manslaughter, also known as vehicular homicide, oc...

Post

What is negligent homicide?

Negligent homicide occurs when one person causes the death of another without malice, but with a high level of negligence that amounts to criminal negligence.

Negligent homicide occurs when one person causes the death o...

Post

Felony Murder: Specific Intent to Kill

Felony murder is the intentional taking of the life of another; and if convicted, an offender faces an extremely high punishment range, including the death penalty in some states. As such, any defendant charged with felony murder, should understand the charge, any possible defenses, and the punishment options for a felony murder allegation.

Felony murder is the intentional taking of the life of anoth...

Post

Can I shoot someone invading my home?

If they are threatening you or others with violence and you (and the other threatened persons) cannot reasonably get away, you can always shoot. If...

If they are threatening you or others with violence and you ...

Post

What is involuntary manslaughter?

Involuntary manslaughter is defined as the unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought. Read on for more on involuntary manslaughter charges, including penalty and sentence information.

Involuntary manslaughter is defined as the unlawful killing ...

Post

What is the Castle Doctrine?

The Castle Doctrine is a self-defense theory which gives a homeowner the right to protect his home with the use of deadly force. The Castle Doctrine originally emerged as a common law theory. Since then, a majority of states have implemented some statutory version of the Castle Doctrine. If a defendant successfully presents a Castle Doctrine defense, then he is completely exonerated of any wrong doing. Read on to learn more about the proof required to assert a self-defense theory based on the Castle Doctrine.

The Castle Doctrine is a self-defense theory which gives a h...

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

secured lock Secured with SHA-256 Encryption