What is negligent homicide?

Negligent homicide is a criminal charge against a person who unintentionally allows another person to die through criminal negligence. For example, if a person is texting while driving a car and hits and kills another person, the action is considered a negligent operation. Negligent homicide isn’t considered a felony, but state laws vary and you can face up to 10 years in prison for negligent homicide.

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UPDATED: Jun 29, 2022

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