Milwaukee Criminally Negligent Homicide Attorneys
Criminally negligent murder charges are given for certain types of negligent behavior that result in death. The penalties and definition will vary from state to state, and in some states this charge is instead termed criminally negligent manslaughter. However, no matter the name or the state, sentences for these charges are likely to be rather harsh.
If you are facing a criminally negligent homicide charge, it is important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Consulting with a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney before speaking with police or other law enforcement agents can help you to avoid committing errors that could bear negatively upon your case. The Milwaukee criminally negligent homicide defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C., are passionately committed to providing each client with the vigorous representation that they are guaranteed by the Constitution. Contact us today at (414) 271-9595.
Definition of Criminally Negligent Homicide
Typically, criminally negligent homicide charges may be leveled against a defendant in cases where:
- He or she was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and killed a passenger, pedestrian, or other motorist in this impaired state
- A person fails to carry out certain duties associated with their job. This can include carelessness by medical professionals, maintenance workers failing to perform urgent repairs, or a security officer failing to make efforts to stop a violent crime. This is also termed “willful blindness.”
The criminal defense attorneys at Hart Powell, S.C., may be able to help you to obtain a favorable outcome, whether that involves the reduction of charges, their dismissal, lighter sentencing, or an acquittal. Even though criminally negligent homicide is a lesser crime than first and second degree murder, years of jail time are still at risk. It is critically important to avoid taking unnecessary chances with your freedom.
The Milwaukee criminally negligent homicide defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C., understand that our job is to represent you without prejudice and to create sufficient doubt that a conviction would not be reasonable. Contact us today at (414) 271-9595 for a free consultation.