Suspensions & Hearings: Vehicular Homicide / Manslaughter

The Registrar of Motor Vehicles is required to revoke your learner's permit, license, or right to operate for any convictions of Vehicular Homicide or Manslaughter by Motor vehicle.

Description 1st Offense 2nd & Subsequent
Vehicular Homicide 15 years Lifetime
Motor Vehicle Manslaughter while OUI 15 years Lifetime
Motor Vehicle Manslaughter 15 years Lifetime

NOTE: If the Homicide/Manslaughter includes an OUI and you have a prior OUI conviction or an incident that required you to complete an Alcohol Program, your license/right to operate will be revoked for life.

If you were convicted of Vehicular Homicide or Motor Vehicle Manslaughter prior to 10/28/05 (Melanie's Law), the revocation period is ten years for a first offense and lifetime for a second or subsequent offense. The Registry does not grant hardships for this type of offense.


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