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Vehicular Manslaughter (see Also DWI Manslaughter)



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Definition - What does Vehicular Manslaughter (see Also DWI Manslaughter) mean?

Vehicular manslaughter is caused when a driver unintentionally kills another person while operating a motorized vehicle. Vehicular manslaughter can be caused by gross negligence, driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding or reckless driving.

Vehicular manslaughter may be considered either a misdemeanor or a felony. Drivers who kill another person while operating a motorized vehicle under the influence of alcohol may be charged with felony vehicular manslaughter. The charges for vehicular manslaughter will vary by state and by the damages caused by the driver's actions. Common vehicular manslaughter charges will include:

  • Term in prison
  • Heavy fines
  • Probation or parole
  • Revocation of a driver's license

If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter you should contact a DUI lawyer as soon as possible. A solid defense may help reduce the sentence upon your conviction. Common defenses for vehicular manslaughter include lack of evidence or factual innocence.





Related Links

  • DWI manslaughter -- unintentionally causing the death of another person while operating a motorized vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.




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