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Vehicular Manslaughter

Vehicular Manslaughter in Ohio

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Although getting arrested and charged with an OVI is bad enough, killing someone while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs results in more severe penalties. If you are charged with vehicular manslaughter, it is imperative to obtain legal counsel from an experienced attorney.

At DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder, we are committed to helping either get your case entirely dismissed or your charges reduced if you are facing conviction of a criminal offense in Ohio. As former prosecutors, our Akron OVI attorneys can anticipate how the prosecution will handle your case, giving you a thorough understanding of both sides of the courtroom.

Ohio Vehicular Manslaughter Laws

The term “vehicular manslaughter” is typically used to generally describe an offense in which an individual who causes the death of another person with a motor vehicle. In Ohio, there are three separate offenses – vehicular manslaughter, vehicular homicide, and aggravated vehicular homicide.

Vehicular manslaughter is causing the death of another person or their unborn child while operating a car as a result of a misdemeanor traffic violation. A first offense is considered a second-degree misdemeanor, which is punishable by a jail sentence of up to 90 days and a license suspension between ranging from six months to three years.

Vehicular homicide consists of the same elements; however, the suspect caused the death of another person in a negligent manner or as a result of committing a speeding offense in a construction zone. A first offense is considered a first-degree misdemeanor, which is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of six months and a mandatory license suspension between one and five years.

Lastly, aggravated vehicular homicide can be charged as a proximate result of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving recklessly, or the proximate result of committing a reckless operation offense in a construction zone. Driving under the influence that causes the death of another person is considered a second-degree felony, punishable by a prison sentence ranging from two to eight years, as well as mandatory license suspension for life.

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With more than 85 years of combined experience, our Akron criminal defense attorneys can help you navigate through the complexities of your case and the legal system in order to obtain the most favorable results possible. Do not hesitate to get experienced and skilled legal counsel on your side.

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