Vehicular Manslaughter occurs when a person is involved in an accident while driving a vehicle and as a result of an accident kills another person. Some factors that are considered are whether or not the person was driving in a negligent manner or in a grossly negligent manner. Another factor is whether the driver was under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.
Common reasons people are charged with Vehicular Manslaughter are driver’s who are involved in an accident where someone is killed because the driver was texting while they were driving, or a DUI accident with a fatality. Drivers who have previously been charged with a DUI are given the Watson Admonition which warns that driver that if they are involved in an accident in the future and someone dies, and they are found to be driving under the influence, then they will be charged with murder.
Vehicular Manslaughter is a very serious crime and you should contact an experienced attorney to represent you in your case who will investigate your case thoroughly to get the best possible outcome. Contact Orange County Defense Attorney Ali Komaili if you have been charged with Vehicular Manslaughter or any other criminal matter in Orange County.