Arizona Negligent Homicide

What is Negligent Homicide?

Negligent HomicideA person commits negligent homicide if a person causes the death of another person with criminal negligence.

“Criminal negligence” means, with respect to a result or to a circumstance, that a person fails to perceive a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the result will occur or that the circumstance exists. The risk must be of such nature and degree that the failure to perceive it constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that a reasonable person would observe in the situation.

What Are The Penalties for Negligent Homicide?

Negligent Homicide is a Class 4 Felony in Arizona.

Sentencing Range for Dangerous Class 4 Felony Offenses (Years)

PriorsProbation EligibleMinimumPresumptiveMaximum
NoneNo468
OneNo81012
TwoNo121416

Sentencing Range for Non-Dangerous Class 4 Felony Offenses (Years)

PriorsProbation EligibleMitigatedMinimumPresumptiveMaximumAggravated
NoneYes11.52.533.75
OneNo2.2534.567.5
TwoNo68101215

Please note that possible sentences in specific cases can be complicated to compute.

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