Involuntary manslaughter is the killing of a human being without the intent to do so. However, it is only one step down from murder. A lesser offense may be charged to the person who is proven to unintentionally kill someone. Involuntary manslaughter involves in situations that have no premeditated intentions but they can be caused by recklessness or criminal negligence resulting in someone’s death. On the other hand, involuntary manslaughter does not include vehicular manslaughter and this falls on a different situation.
If someone has committed involuntary manslaughter or homicide, in a vehicular accident, while driving under the influence of drug or alcohol – is defined as a felony. This circumstance occurs if the death is due to gross negligence. In order to convict the defendant of a DUI manslaughter, the prosecution must prove that aside from being impaired due to intoxication, the DUI defendant also violated some other rules of the road. The prosecution also needs to show that the cause of the involuntary manslaughter was due to traffic violations and not because of the defendant’s impairment alone.
The Punishment for DUI Involuntary Manslaughter
In Nevada, those who are convicted with Vehicular manslaughter or DUI-death, have to spend not less than 2 years or more than 20 years in jail. In addition, the convicted should fine not less than $2,000 or more than $5,000. The number of years and fines depend on the added violations and charges against the defendant.
Place of Trial
The trial for DUI manslaughter takes place on the same state where the crime occurred.
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