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Death by guilt

Death by guilt is being blamed on the death of another. If you or someone close to you is suspected of death by blame, it is important to call in an expert lawyer. The lawyers at our firm have a great deal of experience in handling criminal cases, including death by negligence cases. Please contact us for assistance and advice.


Death by guilt is punishable by Article 307 of the Penal Code. The legal text can be found below:


Article 307
1. He whose fault is to blame for the death of another person shall be punishable by a term of imprisonment not exceeding two years or a fourth-category fine.
2. If the guilt consists of recklessness, he shall be punishable by up to four years' imprisonment or a fourth category fine.


Punishment for death by guilt

Many people wonder what punishment a person can expect for death by guilt, but that question can never be answered just like that. Punishment is tailor-made. In the case of a conviction, the judge looks at all kinds of factors, such as the circumstances under which the offence was committed, the person of the suspect, the maximum sentence and judgments in similar cases. The lawyers at our firm can make a realistic assessment of a possible penalty, even if it is ultimately up to the court to make the decision.


Our lawyers can assist you throughout the Netherlands. We litigate at the Courts of Alkmaar, Almelo, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Assen, Breda, Dordrecht, The Hague, Groningen, Haarlem, 's-Hertogenbosch, Leeuwarden, Lelystad, Maastricht, Middelburg, Roermond, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Zutphen and Zwolle, the Courts of Appeal in Amsterdam, Arnhem, The Hague, 's-Hertogenbosch and Leeuwarden and the Supreme Court of the Netherlands in The Hague.


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