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Criminal vehicular homicide or operation occurs when a person is operating a motor vehicle and, as a result, causes injury or death to another person because the operation of the vehicle was grossly negligent, negligent due to alcohol and/or drugs, while being above the legal limit while driving or within two hours of driving, was negligent while knowingly being under the influence, was negligent while having any amount of certain drugs in the driver’s system, or (in certain circumstances) was known to have a police officer issued a warning that the vehicle was defective and that defect was known to be dangerous and the cause of the injury or death. Depending on the facts of the case, the sentence could be up to 10 years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine. See here.

The preceding was a summary of the law. It does not describe all of the elements of the crimes. Laws are also constantly changing. You need to contact a skilled Vehicular Homicide Lawyer Minneapolis to discuss the offenses in detail and with respect to your own particular case. Nothing in this description or anywhere on this site is legal advice.