Vehicular manslaughter happens when a person drives negligently or disobeys a traffic regulation and as a result kills another person. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could face a lengthy prison sentence.
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With 20 years of experience defending Ventura residents accused of violent crimes, we at David Lehr Law are here for you. We can quickly review your case and recommend a sound course of action on how to move forward. As former prosecutors, we understand the situation you are in, the penalties you face and how to build a solid defense that can protect your future and your freedom.
Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated in California
Vehicular manslaughter can either be a felony or misdemeanor offense. The type of crime you are charged with depends on whether you were intoxicated during the accident or whether you displayed gross negligence. If you cause the death of another person while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the prosecution may charge you with a felony. If convicted you face between two and ten years in prison.
In order for you to be convicted of vehicular manslaughter in Oxnard, the prosecution must prove you are responsible for the following behaviors:
You were operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
In addition to driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you negligently committed an unlawful act, or a lawful but dangerous act.
As a result of your negligence, you caused the death of the victim.
Vehicular Manslaughter Without the Use of Drugs or Alcohol
In this area, the prosecution may charge you with vehicular manslaughter if you kill another person while speeding, texting and driving or while violating other traffic laws. The penalties you face can vary based on your criminal history and the circumstances of the accident.
Vehicular manslaughter cases are never cut and dried. In fact, in most vehicular manslaughter cases, determining punishment before sentencing can be difficult. Our firm has handled many voluntary, involuntary and vehicular manslaughter cases. We have an in-depth understanding of the law and penal code and know how to help our clients build a solid defense.
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David Lehr Law fiercely upholds the rights of anyone who faces vehicular manslaughter charges in Ventura, Camarillo, Oxnard, or nearby areas. To get a free case evaluation, give us a call or fill out our online form above. Our office is located near public transportation, has plenty of parking available, and has flexible hours. Se habla Espanol.