Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyers
What Is Vehicular Manslaughter?
Vehicular manslaughter is the crime of unintentionally causing the death of a person due to illegal driving. Vehicular manslaughter can occur where there has been extreme carelessness, drunk driving, reckless driving, or speeding.
Is Vehicular Manslaughter a Misdemeanor or Felony?
Depending upon the circumstances, vehicular manslaughter can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony. In circumstances where the driver was speeding just a few miles over the speed limit, a court might find a misdemeanor. However, where the driver was driving under the influence, a court would most certainly find a felony.
Potential Consequences for Vehicular Manslaughter
- Probation or parole
- Loss of driving privileges
- Significant fines
Factors for the above potential consequences can include:
- Prior convictions of the accused
- Currently on probation or parole
- Alcohol/drug related accident
- Degree of media attention
What Can You Do if You Have Been Accused of Vehicular Manslaughter?
Contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. A qualified lawyer familiar with your state laws can explain your available options and defenses.
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Last Modified: 12-10-2012 02:13 PM PST
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