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Vehicular DUI Manslaughter in Riverside County

A charge of manslaughter, second-degree murder, or vehicular homicide can be given to any individual who causes the death of a passenger, a person or persons in another vehicle, or a bystander while driving under the influence.

Under California state penal code 191.5 any individual who unlawfully kills another human being while driving under the influence, without gross negligence and without premeditation may be imprisoned in a California state prison for 16 months or 2 or 4 years.

Any individual who unlawfully kills another human being while driving intoxicated, with gross negligence (such as driving recklessly) and without premeditation may be imprisoned for 4, 6 or 10 years..

Individuals with prior DUI offenses who are charged with DUI manslaughter or DUI murder may face 15 years to life in prison.

The California Vehicle Code also contains various statutes that can be used to increase the penalties for a DUI offense. Some of these include:

(a) Refusing a BAC chemical test;
(b) Having a child under the age of 14 in the car;
(c) Having a BAC of .20 or greater;
(d) Driving in a double fine zone; and
(f) Injury to more than one person

More Information:

The 10 Day Rule
The DMV DUI Hearing
What to ask a DUI lawyer
California DUI Laws

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