An OUI vehicular manslaughter conviction comes with extremely harsh penalties. A prosecutor may file an OUI vehicular manslaughter charge if a vehicle accident caused a death.
Penalties for OUI vehicular manslaughter
The penalties imposed in a conviction for OUI vehicular manslaughter can vary in severity, based on the criminal record of the accused person. Operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and then causing a collision and the death of another individual will be heavily punished in Massachusetts. The penalties for this felony offense include the following:
- 5 years mandatory prison time, up to 20 years
- Up to $25,000 in fines
- 15 years or a lifetime loss of driving privileges