DUI Manslaughter

 "Gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated" under Penal Code 191.5(a) PC occurs when a defendant commits both California DUI and a grossly negligent act, and as a result, another person is killed. Under PC 191.5(a), the "grossly negligent act" must be separate from the actual DUI--and must be either a misdemeanor, an infraction, or an otherwise lawful act that could cause death.


Penal Code 191.5(a) PC gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated is a felony and leads to a sentence in the state prison of four (4), six (6) or ten (10) years. Your driver's license will also be suspended if you are convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.