The sentence for negligent homicide depends on several factors. The sentence also differs from state to state. According to FreeAdvice, the maximum sentence in Alaska is ten years. In Texas, it ranges from 180 days to two years. Overall, the sentence in most states is six months to 15 years.
Negligent homicide may be classified as non-dangerous or dangerous class four (4) felony. Non-dangerous negligent homicide does not involve the use of deadly or dangerous weapon. The sentence can range from zero days to 15 years. Dangerous felony involved the use of a deadly weapon, and its sentence ranges from four to 16 years. A person's crime record also plays a role in determining the sentence.