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Vehicular Manslaughter Laws in Canada

Part VIII of the Criminal Code / Against the Person and Reputation

Vehicular Manslaughter: Driving-Related Deaths

If you have been charged with a crime in Canada, you should consult with a criminal defence lawyer in your area

Vehicular Manslaughter - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms


A motor vehicle, a vessel, an aircraft or railway equipment that transports people or material.

Crown prosecutor

Lawyers who act for the federal, provincial and territorial governments and prosecute people accused of crimes on behalf of the Crown.

Indictable offence

Indictable offences are the most serious offences under the Criminal Code and they come with more serious punishments, up to a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Reasonable doubt

The Supreme Court of Canada has said that reasonable doubt “falls much closer to absolute certainty than to proof on a balance of probabilities” and “that something less than absolute certainty is required, and that something more than probable guilt is required."

Vehicular Manslaughter - Tagged With:
Code Citations: s.220 , s.249.2 , s.252 (1.3) , s.320.13 , s.320.14(1)
Vehicular Manslaughter - Referenced Links