San Diego 10 News reported that a woman entered a plea of not guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. The woman was allegedly driving along a street in Poway when she veered off into the bike lane, onto a curb, and hit a mother of two who was walking along the side of the road. The woman who was hit, a pedestrian, was killed. The accused woman is suspected of being under the influence of depressants.
Vehicular manslaughter is defined as a crime that results in the unintentional death of a person while driving a vehicle in an illegal manner. If the charge also includes gross negligence, then the definition includes driving with extreme recklessness and no concern for the well-being of others. This crime is a felony and penalties for a conviction can be up to 10 years in prison.
If you or a loved one is currently facing a charge of gross vehicular manslaughter, it is vital to contact an experienced Criminal Defense attorney. At Wallin and Klarich, we have knowledgeable Southern California vehicular manslaughter defense attorneys throughout Southern California who will work to provide you with the best defense. We will help your through the complex criminal court system. Call us at (877) 466-5245.