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Tuesday, 06 April 2010 05:31

Vehicular Manslaughter Penalties For Drunk Driving

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Vehicular manslaughter is the crime of negligently driving a vehicle and causing the death of another person. You could also receive a vehicular manslaughter charge if there was a death of a passenger in your own car that was caused while breaking the law. This type of criminal charge is common in drunk driving cases.

In California, there are four types of vehicular manslaugther:

* PC 191.5: Vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, with gross negligence. Penalty: Up to 1 year county jail, or 4,6 or 10 years state prison. Note: With one or more priors of this or certain other vehicular felonies, 15 years to life in state prison ("Courtney's Law").
* PC 192(c)(1): Vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, without intoxication. Penalty: Up to 1 year county jail, or 2,4, or 6 years state prison.
* PC 192 (c)(2): Vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence, without intoxication. Penalty: Up to 1 year county jail.
* PC 192 (c)(3): Vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, without gross negligence. Penalty: Up to 1 year county jail, or 16 months, 2, or 4 years state prison.

There are many factors involved when sentencing for vehicular manslaughter. These factors include the criminal history of the convicted and other sociological factors.

Due to the severity of a manslaughter charge in a DUI case, it's highly recommended that you contact an experienced drunk driving defense lawyer immediately. A defense lawyer will be able to conduct an independent toxicology analysis and investigation.

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