Blog ImageReckless homicide is a vehicular manslaughter charge. Committing a vehicular homicide while driving under the influence will only compound the penalties a defendant may face in a court of law. Understanding what each charge entails and the penalties for both will go a long way in helping to prepare your defense. Those looking at criminal charges should enlist the help of a skillful and experienced attorney for the best possible chances of beating the charges.

Reckless Homicide

Reckless driving on its own is defined as driving in a way that is likely to cause great bodily harm or death. Reckless homicide, often called vehicular homicide, is when driving recklessly causes the death of another individual. A reckless homicide can also be committed when a driver attempts to “jump a car” while on an incline or railroad crossing, resulting in the death of an individual.