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What is the bail amount for vehicular manslaughter?

If you or a loved one have been charged with vehicular manslaughter in California, you might have several questions. While the possible sentences and plea options may be unknown, one of the first things to cross your mind will likely be the bail necessary to be released from prison. The Superior Court of California has detailed the exact amounts that will be required for all types of vehicular manslaughter.


The bail amount for this crime will depend on a number of factors. The first is whether or not you were intoxicated at the time of the accident. Drivers who were under the influence of alcohol will be issued a presumptive bail amount of $250,000. If you were intoxicated, but were not guilty of gross negligence, that amount can be reduced to $100,000.


Another charge you may be given is vehicular manslaughter for staging car collisions for purposes of presenting a false insurance claim. If this is your offense, your bail amount will be $100,000. The highest bail amount is reserved for those charged with gross vehicular manslaughter with certain priors. If this was your offense, you can be held with a presumptive bail of one million dollars.


Some types of vehicular manslaughter are considered serious felonies and punishable by life imprisonment or death. These include charges for vehicular manslaughter involving personal use of a dangerous or deadly weapon or personal infliction of GBI. Both of these offenses can also include a gross negligence charge as well. This information is intended for your education and should not be taken as legal advice.

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