Santa Monica Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyer
DUI and Vehicular Manslaughter
If prosecutors are to successfully convict you of "gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated" (GVMI), they must be able to prove in a court of law that:
- You were actually driving under the influence
- You committed another wrongful act while intoxicated (an infraction, misdemeanor, or other act that could result in another's death)
- You committed that wrongful act as a result of gross negligence
- Your gross negligence resulted in the death of another person
GVMI is considered a felony, and can be punished with up to 10 years in state prison, or up to life in prison if you have a previous GVMI conviction, or two or more prior DUI convictions. It is recommended that you contact a Santa Monica criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with DUI, as your chances of a successful case outcome will be increased if you have professional legal representation for the duration of your case.
Contact a Santa Monica vehicular manslaughter lawyer for aggressive representation against your manslaughter charges.