October 1, 2012 By Paul Wallin

Vehicular manslaughter whiled intoxicated with gross negligence in California under Penal Code 191.5(a) is filed as a felony by the prosecution. The punishments depending on certain circumstances, will include the following:

1.    Four, six, or ten years in the State Prison, or

2.    Fifteen years-to-life in prison if you have a prior conviction of Penal Code Section 191.5 or two or more previous DUI convictions.

3.    Also, if there are surviving victims that suffered great bodily injury, there are additional prison sentence enhancements of 3 to 6 years under the Penal Code Section.

4.    In addition to the above, the court may also require you to perform other probation terms and conditions, which may include: Fines up to $10,000, victim restitution, driver’s license restrictions or suspensions, DUI programs, community service/work, possible professional license restrictions or suspensions, and car insurance consequences.

This offense is also a serious felony and would  result in a “strike offense” if convicted.

AUTHOR: Paul Wallin

Paul Wallin is one of the most highly respected attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Wallin a premiere Southern California attorney. Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin has been successfully representing clients for more than 30 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving assault and battery, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, theft, manslaughter, sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Wallin also helps clients with family law matters such as divorce and child custody.

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