Negligent Homicide


Fundamentals of Criminal Law

Adam J. McKee, Ph.D.

Jack Brown, Ph.D.


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Negligent homicide can be accomplished in two ways:

A person commits negligent homicide when he or she negligently causes the death of another person because of operating a vehicle, aircraft, or a watercraft: (1) While intoxicated, or (2) While the person’s BAC is 0.08 or higher. A person who commits negligent homicide in this way is guilty of a Class C Felony.

A person also commits negligent homicide if he or she negligently causes the death of any person. A person who commits negligent homicide in this way is guilty of a Class A Misdemeanor.


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