Elements of Negligent Homicide Allegations
Though the court will treat negligent homicide as an offense that is less culpable than murder, these charges carry a whole range of potentially life-changing consequences if a conviction is achieved against you. Knowing how much will be at stake for you in this case, you will need to do everything you possibly can to protect yourself throughout the entire legal process.
What Prosecutors Need to Prove
Though these charges are serious, you need to remember that you still have the opportunity to work with legal counsel and to defend yourself. Before you can be convicted on these charges, the prosecution will need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that one of the following elements is true of your alleged actions:
- That you failed to act with the care or attention any other reasonable person would have; and
- That this negligent action or lack of attention directly contributed to the death of another person.
Whatever the particular circumstances of your charges happen to be, our legal team in Dallas will help you prepare a comprehensive legal strategy that will be capable of defending your rights and challenging the case that has been brought against you.
Consult with a Negligent Homicide Defense Attorney in Dallas
If you have been charged with negligent homicide, you should speak with one of our Dallas negligent homicide defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter about what you will need to do in order to defend your rights and protect your future. To discuss the particulars of your charges with a lawyer, please call our Dallas offices at (214) 845-7007 today.