Johnston, Polk County, Iowa. What started as an arrest for Operating While Intoxicated progressed to felony offense of Involuntary Manslaughter, but was ultimately resolved with a traffic citation for Failure to Yield Upon a Left-Hand Turn. GRL’s client experienced a roller-coaster ride of emotion following a tragic car accident. Client was initially suspected of being […]
Client was facing a mandatory minimum 25 years in prison as a result of being accused of Vehicular Homicide by Operating While Intoxicated.
You often hear people getting charged with or convicted of vehicular manslaughter, also known as vehicular homicide. That is defined by the unintentional killing of another while operating a motor vehicle while either under the influence of alcohol or while driving that vehicle in a reckless manner. If an individual gets convicted of vehicular manslaughter or vehicular homicide by way of operating while intoxicated, the judge has to send that person to prison.
Vehicular homicide by way of operating while intoxicated is the single most severe alcohol-related offense a person can be charged with in the state of Iowa.