Vehicular Crimes

What is the crime of Vehicular Manslaughter in Ohio? If the prosecution can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you caused the death of another as the direct result of committing a minor misdemeanor traffic violation, then you can be convicted of the Ohio crime of Vehicular Manslaughter. Ohio Rev. Code § 2903.06(A)(4). Common Minor… Read more

If arrested for Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, you are facing a serious criminal case even if the cause of the accident and death is unrelated to drugs or alcohol. Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, with a death caused by reckless driving unrelated to drugs or alcohol, is a felony of the third degree. Ohio Revised Code Section 2903.06(A)(2)… Read more

What if you are charged in Columbus, Ohio with Aggravated Vehicular Homicide resulting from reckless driving? A person can be charged with Aggravated Vehicular Homicide in Ohio if he or she causes the death of another while operating a vehicle recklessly. Ohio Rev. Code Section 2903.06(A)(2). This type of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide differs from Aggravated… Read more

What are the possible sentences if you are convicted of a drug or alcohol related Aggravated Vehicular Homicide in Columbus or elsewhere in Ohio? Generally, a drug or alcohol related Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, under Ohio Revised Code section 2903.06(A)(1), is a felony of the second degree. However, it is a felony of the first degree… Read more

In Ohio, there are different types of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide offenses. An alcohol or drug related Aggravated Homicide offense occurs when one person causes the death of another as the result of operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This offense is charged regularly in Columbus and central Ohio. In fact, the… Read more

In Ohio, the crime of Vehicular Homicide occurs where a person, while operating a vehicle, negligently causes the death of another or causes the death of another in a construction zone while speeding.  Ohio Rev. Code § 2903.06(A)(3).  Negligently is defined as “when, because of a substantial lapse from due care, [a person] fails to… Read more