Criminal Negligence


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Criminal Negligence

The failure to use reasonable care to avoid consequences that threaten or harm the safety of the public and that are the foreseeable outcome of acting in a particular manner.

Criminal negligence is a statutory offense that arises primarily in situations involving the death of an innocent party as a result of the operation of a motor vehicle by a person who is under the influence of Drugs and Narcotics or alcohol. Most statutes define such conduct as criminally negligent Homicide. Unlike the tort of Negligence, in which the party who acted wrongfully is liable for damages to the injured party, a person who is convicted of criminal negligence is subject to a fine, imprisonment, or both, because of the status of the conduct as a crime.

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The civil society also feels that the silence and ineffectiveness of these governmental intuitions at this alarming situation is their criminal negligence.
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Scathing in his criticism of the Government, yesterday he accused them of criminal negligence in their approach to road safety.
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During her trial, prosecutors argued that Lafata, with criminal negligence, gave her daughter too much Extra-Strength Tylenol in a two-day period to treat symptoms resembling those of influenza.
Baloch was of the view that the ANP was taking such steps just to conceal its criminal negligence which it committed during last five years while setting aside the national interests.