Negligent Offense Law and Legal Definition

A negligent offense is an offense that results from a criminal negligence or a defective discharge of duty. The negligence or the failure in discharging one’s duties may result in the violation of law.

A negligent offense is an offense which ensues from a defective discharge of a duty, which duty could have been avoided by the exercise by the offender of that care which is usual under the circumstances. [United States v. Neville, 7 C.M.R. 180, 189 (C.M.R. 1952)].