Do you need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Fresno? If you have been arrested or charged with vehicular manslaughter, it is essential to obtain legal council for help right away.
What is Vehicular Manslaughter?
Vehicular manslaughter is when someone is killed by driving a vehicular negligently. There are two types of vehicular manslaughter.
Vehicular Manslaughter with Gross Negligence
Vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence occurs when a misdemeanor or infraction is committed or a lawful act is committed in a way that could cause death and causes the death of another person. Gross negligence is when someone acts recklessly with a high risk of causing death or great bodily injury and they knew or should have known their actions could cause harm or death to another person.
Ordinary Vehicular Manslaughter
Ordinary or misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter is different because ordinary negligence is when someone fails to use reasonable care to prevent harming someone.
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Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter with Gross Negligence
Vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence is a wobbler, meaning it can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the case and the defendant’s criminal history.
As a misdemeanor
- Misdemeanor probation
- Incarceration time and/or a fine
As a felony
- Felony probation
- Incarceration time and/or a fine
Penalties for Ordinary Vehicular Manslaughter
Ordinary Vehicular manslaughter is a misdemeanor and the penalties include:
• Misdemeanor probation
• Incarceration time and/or a fine
Have you been legally accused of vehicular manslaughter? If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, it is essential to obtain legal council for help. It’s important to take your charges seriously. Don’t just hope for the best. Hire an attorney who understands your situation and the consequences you face.
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Compassionate, highly experienced, exceptional reputation, ethical and honest:
Mark Broughton has been practicing law for over 40 years. He estimates that he has conducted over 200 jury trials – everything from DUIs, drug cases, sex cases, domestic violence, assaults, “three-strikes,” dozens of cases involving criminal street gangs, gun/deadly weapons, drive-by shootings, robberies, attempted murders, and murders, including special circumstance murder cases.
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- Certified Specialist Criminal Law, State Bar of California
- Board of Trustees, State Bar of California
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