What is involuntary manslaughter?

Involuntary manslaughter is defined as the unlawful killing of a human being without malice or forethought. In order to be involuntary manslaughter, the killing must have been unintentional, but it is also possible to be culpable of involuntary manslaughter if a person causes a death while committing a non-dangerous felony. The second type of involuntary manslaughter is commonly known as misdemeanor manslaughter. Learn more in our free legal guide below.

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UPDATED: Jul 15, 2021

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