Vehicular manslaughter is sometimes the result of a driver’s lack of due care when driving and/or lack of proper attention to the road in front of them. When a driver is found guilty of such a crime, they will be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony.
A driver will normally be charged with a misdemeanor if he or she was simply not paying attention while driving as a result of using one’s phone or indulging in other distractions. A felony, on the other hand, is normally applied when drunk driving was the cause of the accident.
Actions that Can Lead to Vehicular Manslaughter
In any case, the results of a misdemeanor or felony do not compare with the guilt of having killed another person because of negligence. The following are some ways that driver negligence can tragically cause an accident of this type:
- Talking on the phone or texting while driving
- Fumbling with the radio, audio cords, or mp3 player
- Staring at something other than the road
- Speeding / driving recklessly
Any of these can lead to a car accident, and the risk of death is always present when safe driving habits aren’t practiced.
Contact a Milwaukee Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyer
If you are facing vehicular manslaughter charges, an experienced legal team can defend your rights and provide you with reputable legal representation. Contact a Milwaukee vehicular manslaughter attorney at Hart Powell, S.C. by calling (414) 271-9595 today.
Written by Michael Hart & Craig PowellLast Updated : January 14, 2016