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Nevada Vehicular Manslaughter Overview

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Although vehicular manslaughter is considered a misdemeanor charge in Nevada, it can result in a long jail sentence, expensive fines, and suspension of your driver’s license. If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter, it is in your best interest to seek legal counsel from an experienced lawyer.

At the Law Office of David R. Fischer, we are committed to protecting the rights and freedom of Las Vegas residents and visitors alike. Our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer has an in-depth understanding of Nevada law to help you either get your charges reduced or your case dismissed before going to trial. But if you need to fight your charges in the courtroom, we have your back.

Vehicular Manslaughter Definition & Penalties

Vehicular manslaughter is defined as proximately causing the death of another person through an act or omission that constitutes as simple negligence while driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle. “Simple negligence” is considered a failure to act in the way a reasonable person would in that situation.

Common examples of negligence in a vehicular manslaughter case include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Texting while driving
  • Speeding slightly over the posted limit
  • No stopping or yielding at a stop sign
  • Running a red light
  • Not having your headlights on at night

Vehicular manslaughter is a misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum jail sentence of six months, fines of up to $1,000, and license suspension for one year. If the death occurred in a working zone, those penalties can double.

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