Aggravated assault is an attempt to cause serious bodily injury to another or to cause serious bodily injury purposely, knowingly or recklessly, with an extreme indifference to the value of human life. Aggravated assault also occurs when a person attempts to cause or purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon.
What is intoxication manslaughter? Intoxication manslaughter is also a second-degree felony, but does not have a mental state requirement. (That is, it is not required to show the persona acted recklessly.) Instead, it adds the element of intoxication. Learn more about intoxication manslaughter in Texas.
Larceny is a term only used in states that still legally define larceny as different from theft. Larceny is "the unlawful taking, carrying, leading or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another," notes the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting Program.
Vehicular homicide is a crime that involves the death of a person other than the driver as a result of either criminally negligent or murderous operation of a motor vehicle. In cases of criminal negligence, the defendant is commonly charged with unintentional vehicular manslaughter.
The crime of vehicular manslaughter is a relative newcomer to the list of homicide offenses. Before its appearance, these drivers were charged with manslaughter (unintentionally killing someone as a result of criminal negligence or recklessness).