Vehicular Homicide

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Definition of Vehicular Homicide

Vehicular homicide can occur when one person causes the death of another with their vehicle. To prove vehicular homicide the prosecuting attorney must prove certain elements of the crime. Certain circumstances of the crime may also increase the criminal classification of the charge, for instance, drivers who have multiple prior convictions, who had a minor passenger in the car at the time of death, who were delivering a controlled substance or who were intoxicated at the time of the car accident may face more serious penalties.

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