Tag: Manslaughter

Involuntary Manslaughter and Operating While Intoxicated Charges DISMISSED

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 intoxicated but subsequent blood tests established an alcohol concentration well within the legal range.  Because the operator of the other vehicle involved in the accident died, while unable to prove operating while intoxicated, the prosecution amended to charge to Involuntary Manslaughter.  This charge requires the […]

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What is vehicular manslaughter and how many years for vehicular manslaughter?

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.

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