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What is Considered Gross Negligence Under Maryland Law?

Intoxicants and automobiles are a dangerous, and potentially lethal, combination. A well-known jurist once stated that it is not illegal in this state for an adult to have a beer and drive a car. While that is true, operating under the influence often has to devastating consequences A well versed criminal defense lawyer Attorney Eric T. Kirk in Baltimore, unfortunately, knows there are certain statutory offenses relating to deaths resulting from the operation of vehicles and vessels. Manslaughter by vehicle is one such offense.

One who operates a vehicle in a grossly negligent manner where death ensues, commits manslaughter by vehicle, and is subject to 10 years of imprisonment.

Gross negligence is different from garden variety negligence. Gross negligence is:

a reckless disregard for the sanctity of human life.

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