culpable negligence


formal, law
: negligence that is regarded as a crime
The defendant is charged with culpable negligence.

Examples of culpable negligence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The jurors, who deliberated for three hours after the almost two-week trial, found Connor guilty of only a single count of culpable negligence, a misdemeanor charge with a maximum penalty of one year in prison. Charles Rabin, Miami Herald, 8 May 2024 Osceola County Deputy David Crawford was charged this week with one count of culpable negligence with personal injury, a first-degree misdemeanor, according to the State Attorney of the Ninth Judicial District. Mirna Alsharif, NBC News, 26 May 2023 Peterson was ultimately acquitted last year seven counts of felony child neglect and three counts of culpable negligence. Celina Tebor, CNN, 3 Mar. 2024 The 43-year-old was set to be evaluated for competency in his culpable negligence case the following week. Grethel Aguila, Miami Herald, 24 Jan. 2024 Isaac was charged with manslaughter, culpable negligence, child neglect, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and aggravated assault with a firearm. USA TODAY, 30 May 2022 Charges against two of the officers were later dismissed; a third officer was convicted of manslaughter by culpable negligence and sentenced to five years in prison. Rick Rojas, New York Times, 19 Nov. 2023 Peterson, 60, has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts, including seven of felony child neglect and three of culpable negligence, which prosecutor Steven Klinger said stem from each of the victims shot on the third floor of the school’s three-story 1200 building. Dakin Andone, CNN, 21 June 2023 The father was initially charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and permitting gun access to a juvenile, and eventually culpable negligence. Scott Butler, USA TODAY, 15 Aug. 2023

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“Culpable negligence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition

culpable negligence

: criminal negligence at negligence
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