Reno Criminal Defense Attorney
Involuntary Manslaughter Laws in Nevada
The crime of “involuntary manslaughter” can be easily defined
as killing someone without intending to do so. This means that prosecutors
will frequently bring involuntary manslaughter cases to the court in instances
where accidental death occurs, even if the situation a total accident.
Despite the lack of intent to harm, you can still be penalized with a
large fine, a long jail sentence, and a permanent criminal record that
may prevent employers from hiring you and many other consequences.
These cases can be extraordinarily complex and emotionally strenuous, knowing
that so much is on the line. For this reason, you should not hesitate
to contact a Reno criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Attorney
Kenneth A. Stover has provided reputable, aggressive legal counsel for violent crime cases
throughout his 20 years of experience in legal practice. He is the proud
recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including an AV® Preeminent™
rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and a perfect 10.0 Superb rating from
Avvo, testifying to his unwavering dedication to ethical practices and
his client service.
Don’t face your involuntary manslaughter charges alone; call the
Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover today at (775) 502-1575.
Examples of Involuntary Manslaughter
Prosecutors frequently pursue these charges in two instances: a- when it
is believed that a suspect’s negligence directly led to the fatality,
and b- when the evidence in a murder crime is not necessarily strong enough
to warrant a conviction, but they do not wish to drop the case. An attorney
can help guide you through both of these complex types of cases.
- Penalties for involuntary manslaughter can include:
- Between one and four years in Nevada State Prison
- A fine of up to $5,000
- Permanently tarnished criminal record
There are several defenses to involuntary manslaughter that are accepted
if they can be proven to a jury. For example, if you accidentally killed
someone while acting in self-defense, you cannot be charged with a crime,
so long as your actions were reasonable within the circumstances. You
also cannot be charged if you can prove that you did not behave unlawfully
or negligently, and that your actions did not contribute to the fatality.
To retain an experienced attorney for your defense,
contact the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover now!