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Vehicular Manslaughter

Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated (Ordinary Negligence)

Vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated (ordinary negligence) is “wobbler” offense, meaning that it can be charged by the prosecution as either a felony or misdemeanor, depending upon the circumstances. This crime is governed by the provisions outlined in Penal Code section 191.5, subdivision (b). If charged as a misdemeanor, this crime carries a maximum sentence of one year in the county jail. If charged as a felony, this crime carries a maximum sentence of four years in the county jail, pursuant to Penal Code section 1170, subdivision (h).

Ordinary negligence occurs when a person fails to use reasonable care to prevent reasonably foreseeable harm. In some instances, where there is a traffic collision and someone was killed as a result, it may be determined that the suspect did not actually cause the accident by performing a negligent act. In any event, these types of cases often require consultation with well-respected traffic accident reconstruction experts in order to determine what really happened. At the Law Office of Julie Ann Baldwin, APC you can rest assured that we have access to some of the best and brightest experts in the field, and we will not rest until we have carefully evaluated all of the evidence and explored all of the potential options regarding your case.

If you have already been charged or anticipate being charged with DUI vehicular manslaughter in the Murrieta area, contact your Murrieta DUI lawyer at the Law Office of Julie Ann Baldwin, APC for your free, confidential case consultation now. Your future and your freedom deserve to be taken seriously by an experienced attorney who is committed to quality representation and compassionate advocacy, every step of the way.

Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated (Gross Negligence)

Gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated (gross negligence) is a very serious felony and governed by the provisions outlined in Penal Code section 191.5, subdivision (a). If convicted, one can receive a maximum possible sentence of ten years in state prison. Gross negligence requires that the prosecution prove that the perpetrator lacked any degree of care, or in the alternative, that his or her actions constituted an extreme departure from what a reasonably careful person would do under the same circumstances to prevent injury to oneself or others. These types of cases often require consultation with well-respected accident reconstruction experts in order to determine what really happened. At the Law Office of Julie Ann Baldwin, APC you can rest assured that we have access to some of the best and brightest experts in the field, and we will not rest until we have explored all the potential options and potential defenses regarding your case.

If you have already been charged or anticipate being charged with DUI vehicular manslaughter in the Murrieta area, contact your Murrieta DUI lawyer at the Law Office of Julie Ann Baldwin, APC for your free, confidential case consultation now. Your future and your freedom deserve to be taken seriously by an experienced attorney who is committed to quality representation and compassionate advocacy, every step of the way.