VIOLENT CRIMES | Manslaughter

 

Manslaughter  F.S. 782.07

 

Manslaughter is a form of murder/homicide, but there was no intent to cause the death.  Instead the death was caused by culpable negligence or when a person intentionally commits some act which causes the death of another, even if there was no intent to cause the death, and the death was not caused by mere negligence, was not justifiable, or was not excusable.

 

Manslaughter is generally a second degree felony, punishable by a maximum of 30 years in prison.  However Aggravated Manslaughter is a first degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison.