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Penalties for a Vehicular Manslaughter Conviction

The possible consequences for each category of vehicular manslaughter are as follows:

  • Misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter
    • Maximum of 1 year in jail
    • Maximum of $1,000 in fines
  • Gross vehicular manslaughter
    • Maximum of 1 year in jail and $1,000 in fines (if considered a misdemeanor)
    • Maximum of 6 years in prison (if considered a felony)
    • 15 years to life in prison (if the accused driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident)
  • Insurance fraud vehicular manslaughter
    • Maximum of 10 years in prison
  • Negligent vehicular manslaughter
    • Maximum of 1 year in jail and $1,000 in fines (if considered a misdemeanor)
    • Maximum of 4 years in jail (if considered a felony)
  • Murder
    • 15 years to life in prison (if considered second-degree murder, as is often the case)

Charges of vehicular manslaughter can ruin your life, but that doesn’t have to be your story. By calling the Law Offices of Christian Kim as soon as possible, you can protect yourself, your future, and your loved ones. We are available 24/7 (including evenings, holidays, and weekends), and we are prepared to get started on your case right away.

Contact us online immediately to schedule your first meeting with a criminal defense attorney in Orange County.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can negligent vehicular manslaughter be charged as a felony, and what are the penalties?

Yes, negligent vehicular manslaughter can be charged as a felony, and if so, the penalties can include up to 4 years in jail. The distinction between misdemeanor and felony charges can significantly affect the severity of the punishment, making it imperative to have a knowledgeable defense attorney to advocate on your behalf.

Why should I choose the Law Offices of Christian Kim for my DUI defense in Orange County?

Choosing the Law Offices of Christian Kim for your DUI defense in Orange County means you'll have a dedicated team ready to protect your future 24/7, including evenings, holidays, and weekends. With a commitment to starting on your defense right away and a focus on personalized legal strategies, we aim to provide the best possible outcome for your case.

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  • Commitment
    Attorney Christian Kim is committed to using his extensive experience as a former prosecutor and as a Santa Ana criminal defense attorney to aggressively and competently defend the rights of those accused of wrongdoing.
  • Integrity
    Mr. Kim believes that anything less than complete honesty is a disservice to his clients. You deserve complete and frank communication from your attorney in order to make informed decisions in your case.
  • Professionalism
    Maintaining the highest level of professionalism with all of his clients is a priority for Mr. Kim. Each client is treated respectfully and courteously and all phone calls are returned promptly.
  • Experience
    After more than 7 years serving the Orange County area as a prosecutor and now over 14 years as a criminal defense attorney, Christian Kim has experience on both sides. His unique history gives him the one-of-a-kind perspective that your case needs.
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