Have you been charged with Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated? Depending upon your case circumstance, violation of California Penal Code 191.5 B can be a serious misdemeanor or felony offense. At MacGregor & Collins, LLP, our DUI lawyers have decades of experience defending those who are accused of manslaughter while driving under the influence in California. They offer free DUI case evaluations and consultations to help those facing charges better understand the court process and what they can expect moving forward. Call (888) 250-2865 or fill out our contact form to reach a skilled legal professional.
What Is CPC 191.5 B?
Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated is defined as driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol in a way that was illegal or perilous causing a person’s death.
In order to secure a conviction for PC 191.5 b, prosecutors will have to provide substantial evidence proving that you were guilty of the crime. The following circumstances can result in a conviction:
- you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- you drove in an unlawful manner
- you drove in a way that created a danger to others
- your carelessness resulted in someone’s death
The penalties or punishments for Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated depend on a number of factors including your criminal history and the circumstances surrounding the case. Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated can be filed as a felony or a misdemeanor. Those charged with felony offenses can expect harsher penalties and fines.
Maximum Penalties for PC 191.5 B Convictions
The following are maximum potential penalties for those convicted of penal code 191.5 B in California:
- Misdemeanor – Up to I Year in the Orange County Jail and a maximum fine of $1,000
- Felony – 16 months, 2 or 4 Years in the California State Prison and a maximum of $10,000
Other Potential Penalties
Offenders may face informal or formal DUI probation, restrictions on their driver’s license, attendance of DUI schools, victim restitution, community service, among others.
Drunk Driving Legal Assistance
If you are facing charges for California Penal Code Section 191.5 B Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated, our attorneys can help. We understand that those charged with these penal code offenses do not mean to hurt anyone. If you are planning to have your case dismissed or pursue a not guilty verdict, obtaining assistance from a skilled DUI attorney may be in your best interest. Call us today to obtain a free case evaluation and consultation with a MacGregor & Collins, LLP legal professional.