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O.R.C. 2903.06 Aggravated vehicular homicide - vehicular homicide - vehicular manslaughter


These crimes are, in a most rudimentary sense, the killing of another while the offender was:

"...operating or participating in the operation of a motor vehicle, motorcycle, snowmobile, locomotive, watercraft, or aircraft."

This can be shown by proximately causing another's death either recklessly or negligently. Aggravated vehicular homicide is where the operator was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of operating one of the crafts above. Vehicular homicide is the negligent killing while operating on of the above said crafts. Lastly, vehicular manslaughter is the accidental killing of another while in the commission of a minor misdemeanor or the equivalent under Title XLV of the Revised Code (Motor vehicle traffic laws).

The crime of aggravated vehicular homicide is punishable by second-degree felony. The crime of vehicular homicide is punishable by first-degree misdemeanor. The crime of vehicular manslaughter is punishable by second-degree misdemeanor.

If you have been charged with any type of vehicular homicide, do not hesitate to contact our Columbus criminal defense attorneys at The Meranda Law Firm LTD, where we will work in the most amicable way to resolve your case.