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What Is the Sentence for Vehicular Manslaughter in New York?
A conviction for 1st-degree manslaughter/homicide is a Class C felony carrying a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 15 years in prison with fines up to $5k.
First-degree vehicular homicide involves the following:
- a BAC of .018% or higher
- driving with an invalid license
- previous convictions for DWI within the last 10 years
- charged with a minor 15 or younger
- previous convictions of vehicular assault/homicide/manslaughter
An individual may be charged with second-degree vehicular homicide when the person is intoxicated or impaired and motor vehicle violations result in the death of another person. It must be proven that intoxication was a cause of the accident that led to a fatality. This charge is a Class D felony carrying up to seven years and a maximum fine of $5,000.
What Is Aggravated Vehicular Homicide?
An individual may be charged with aggravated vehicular homicide if they commit vehicular manslaughter, were engaging in reckless driving, and had one other aggravating circumstance.
Aggravating circumstances include a BAC of .18% or higher, driving with a suspended or revoked license, a previous conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both, a prior conviction for vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault, or vehicular homicide, causing the death of more than one person, causing one death and one or more serious injuries or has a passenger in the vehicle that is age 15 or younger.
Aggravated vehicular homicide is a Class B felony. Upon conviction, a driver may face up to 25 years in prison as well as a maximum $5,000 fine.
Do Not Face Your Vehicular Homicide Charges Alone
The penalties for vehicular homicide in New York are serious and may include imprisonment of up to 25 years and large fines, depending on the severity of the charges. The Law Office of Keith R. Murphy boasts a dedicated Carmel vehicular homicide attorney with experience representing clients facing serious charges. Do not plead guilty without discussing your options.
Vehicular homicide/manslaughter is a car accident resulting in the death of another, particularly when alcohol or drugs are involved. If you or a loved one is facing these serious charges, you should immediately reach out to The Law Office of Keith R. Murphy. Our Carmel vehicular homicide lawyer is here to discuss your options and protect your rights.
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