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"Many states recognize different degrees of vehicular manslaughter. Statutes typically authorize more severe punishment for vehicular manslaughter convictions involving drunk or drugged drivers, as opposed to convictions based on non-DUI traffic offenses. For example, a driver who causes a death while intoxicated can be charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, a felony carrying up to fifteen years in prison. But a driver who causes a death while committing a moving traffic offense (such as failure to maintain lane position), is guilty of second-degree vehicular homicide, a misdemeanor carrying a maximum of a year in jail."
He should still do time, but 22 years? no alcohol or drugs involved, his lawyer advised him wrong. What if this was someones wife a mother or son / daughter, never committed a crime in their life, doesn't drink, doesn't do drugs, never even had a moving violation, goes out one night after work with some coworkers, (no alcohol involved) on the way home accidentally doses off at the wheel gas pedal floored and kills 3 people by accident, you would feel that is justice for that person to do 22 years in prison? Good luck because that could be anyone. Again.... No alcohol, No drugs, if drugs or alcohol was involved then that would be irresponsible and deserve more time.