What Is Vehicular Homicide in the State of Tennessee?

A motor vehicle collision can cause a wide variety of injuries that can range in severity from bumps and bruises to fatal injuries. If you caused a collision that resulted in a death of another person you could be charged with vehicular homicide in the State of Tennessee. Not all fatal injuries result in criminal charges against the at-fault party; however, if a charge of vehicular homicide has been filed against you it is imperative that you understand what the State of Tennessee must prove to convict you as well as the possible penalties if you are convicted. Vehicular homicide is governed by Tennessee Code 39-13-213 which defines the offense as follows: (a) Vehicular homicide is the reckless killing of another by the operation of an automobile, airplane, motorboat or other motor vehicle, as the proximate result of:(1) Conduct creating a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to a person; (2) The driver s intoxication, as set forth in § 55-10-401. For the purposes of th


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