What is the California Definition of Vehicular Manslaughter?
There are several legal terms out there; it can almost seem impossible for you to know each and every one of them. And, well, if you’re not an attorney and generally don’t work in the criminal justice system in any way, shape, or form, it’s likely that you won’t know a whole lot about all the legal terms that exist, and that’s okay.
But when you’re involved in a situation, like a false allegation leading to a trip to the courtroom, you’re definitely going to want to get more familiar with the legal system for your own benefit.
Today, let’s talk about what vehicular manslaughter is. This will come in handy whether you’re studying for a criminal justice course or need to know more about this type of crime if you’re, say, being taken to court for this crime.
Defining ‘Vehicular Manslaughter”
Fortunately for you, the term ‘vehicular manslaughter’ is a pretty easy-to-understand term. As brutal as it sounds, this term refers to the death of a person as a result of being hit by a vehicle. In the state of California, like other states, vehicular manslaughter is still vehicular manslaughter whether the incident was accidental or intentional, whether or not the driver was under the influence or completely sober, and regardless of the ages of both the victim and the suspect. It is also vehicular manslaughter whether the victim dies immediately or later as a result of medical complications.
Vehicular manslaughter has serious consequences, that is, unless the one being accused is able to prove their innocence or has a very good, solid reason why the event occurred. Even with a good reason for the event, there can still be serious, but milder, legal consequences.
Get Help for a False Accusation of Vehicular Manslaughter
It’s great to be familiar with legal terms like vehicular manslaughter, but what isn’t great is being accused of taking part in this type of crime when you didn’t even do it. What do you do now? Go to jail or prison despite being innocent? No – you fight consistently until your name gets cleared out of the system. Too many people go to jail or prison for things they did not do, and you’re not about to be one of them.
You can get legal help for a false accusation of vehicular manslaughter from Attorney Lisa Mattern, who has heavy experience working with all types of violent crimes. Contact her today at 310-342-8254 for more information.