Vehicular Homicide

Vehicular Homicide under Florida Law

Vehicular Homicide is a second degree felony punishable by a maximum sentence of fifteen years in Florida State Prison, and a $10,000.00 fine. This offense may be enhanced to a first degree felony punishable by thirty years in prison if the driver willfully left the scene of an accident.

Vehicular Manslaughter under Florida Law

Under Florida Statute ยง 782.071, vehicular manslaughter is an accusation that a driver killed another human being by operating a motor vehicle in a reckless manner likely to cause death or great bodily harm to another. To prosecute a vehicular manslaughter charge, the state does not need to prove that the driver had the intent to harm anyone, but instead, that the operation of the vehicle was in a manner likely to cause the death or great bodily injury of another.

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