Being accused of a violent crime is serious business. When most of us think of a violent crime, we think of offenses like murder or rape. Here are some explanations of other legal terms for violent crimes.
Manslaughter is when someone’s reckless action causes a death. Example: Running over and killing someone with a vehicle while speeding through a residential neighborhood.
Battery is the act of making offensive contact with someone. Example: Slapping someone’s face.
Assault is making the threat of battery. Example: Telling someone “I’m going to knock your teeth in.”
Vehicular assault is injuring someone due to reckless driving. Example: A driver hits the car in front of him, causing the other driver whiplash, because she was distracted with a text message.
Negligent homicide is when someone causes another’s death because of their own carelessness. Example: A small child dies because her parents left her in a hot car.
There are different degrees of murder, battery, assault and other violent crimes. Nobody is more informed or better prepared to defend against such charges than the Warrior Lawyers. The firm of Ariagno, Kerns, Mank & White LLC has established a sterling reputation of criminal defense by examining detail and exploring all possible avenues for its clients. Call the Warrior Lawyers today at (316) 265-5511.