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State Involuntary Manslaughter Laws

Falling into the lower range of the crimes of homicide, involuntary manslaughter typically involves circumstances where there was no intent to kill a person, but nevertheless a state feels that the circumstances warrant criminal punishment. States vary widely in their application of involuntary manslaughter laws, as well as resulting punishments. Please choose a state from the map or the list below for state-specific definitions and statutes for involuntary manslaughter, including in depth overviews of select states' manslaughter offenses, penalties, and more.