Vehicular Manslaughter

Vehicular manslaughter occurs when a car accident results in the death of another because a driver drives in an unlawful or dangerous manner or while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The prosecution has discretion in deciding how to proceed with the case against you. Depending on the facts of your case including your prior driving record including previous DUIs, the prosecutor may chose to charge you with a misdemeanor or a felony. If you are convicted of the felony the maximum penalty may be up to 10 years in state prison. On the other hand, a misdemeanor conviction results in a maximum of one year in prison. Because of the amount of discretion involved in vehicular manslaughter cases, it is imperative to be represented by a zealous criminal defense attorney who has experience negotiating with prosecutors.


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