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 two passengers Elliott and Carl also were charged with criminally negligent homicide and pleaded guilty.
The prosecution team, arguing that Murray was criminally negligent, have called 33 witnesses to the stand, including private staff hired by Jackson, emergency staff, doctors, toxicologists and medical experts.
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to punish the criminally negligent who put life and limb in danger in the workplace, and to deter those who are tempted to cut costs by breaking the law" received Royal Assent and will come into effect from January 16, 2009.
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