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  • The Difference Between Involuntary and Voluntary Manslaughter When anyone has been killed, it is a serious situation and prison time for the alleged defendant will be possible, but Nevada Law uses different assessments for homicide including involuntary and voluntary manslaughter, which are both less severe than murder or second-degree murder (200.030). Definitions Voluntary Manslaughter (NRS 200.050) is a murder that occurs in a split second with no thought or meditation. It is more an act of negligence in the homicide. For instance, if you walked in on your spouse with another person and you shot them. If you took the time to contemplate or go and get a weapon, this would be second-degree murder, which includes other reckless acts directed

    Nov 13,
  • Negligence and Involuntary Manslaughter Being charged with involuntary manslaughter under NRS 200.070 is frightening. Usually, someone who is charged with involuntary manslaughter had no intention to hurt anyone. Yet now they face several years in prison.All states have laws similar to NRS 200.070 that prohibit killing a person without an intent to do so. If the person was killed while another person was committing a crime, then they may be charged with involuntary manslaughter. However, even a person who is acting within the law can face similar charges if they acted negligently. What kind of scenarios might lead to involuntary manslaughter charges? Most crimes under NRS 200.070 are the results of accidents. One example is playing with a gun that

    Sep 22,

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