VIOLENT CRIMES | Vehicular Homicide


Vehicular Homicide   F.S. 782.071


Vehicular Homicide is the killing of a human being, or the killing of a viable fetus by any injury to the mother, caused by the operation of a motor vehicle in a reckless manner likely to cause the death of, or great bodily harm to, another.   


Vehicular homicide is a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.  However, if the driver knowingly left the scene of an accident, and the accident caused the death or injury to another, whether or not the driver knew of the death or injury, it becomes a felony of the first degree punishable by up to 30 years in prison.