New Hampshire Negligent Homicide Charges

… and how our Portsmouth criminal defense attorneys can help.

A person is guilty of Class B felony negligent homicide if the person negligently caused the death of another. This includes when someone is killed because of negligent operation of an automobile — which is why negligent homicide charges are often associated with drunk driving cases.

If you are charged with negligent homicide and were allegedly driving under the influence (impaired by drugs, alcohol, or a combination), you face a Class A felony which carries a maximum prison term of 15 years.

Negligent homicide does not actually require the government to prove the person at fault was impaired, however. You can be convicted as long as you can be found criminally negligent. Criminal negligence is different from civil negligence and requires more proof. Attorneys O’Keefe and Reis have both directly fought for clients on this complex issue and are ready to help you.

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Reis & O'Keefe's Portsmouth criminal defense attorneys have defended thousands of clients against criminal charges. A caring, strategic approach is our specialty. This never sacrifices advocacy nor tenacity for our clients. We work throughout the seacoast area and are available to travel elsewhere in the State. If you are facing New Hampshire negligent homicide charges, we encourage you to contact us now for a free consultation.

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Kevin O'Keefe has represented thousands of clients in all areas of criminal law. Before establishing Reis & O'Keefe, Kevin was an attorney with the New Hampshire Public Defender.
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James Reis started out at the New Hampshire Public Defender in 2000. Throughout the years, Jim has steadfastly protected the rights of nearly four thousand clients.
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