According to reference #1, depending upon the
circumstances, "vehicular manslaughter" can be a
"misdemeanor (minor crime with a maximum punishment
of a year in county jail or only a fine) or a felony
punishable by a term in state prison ...".
For example, if the cause is DUI, then code 191.5 applies
(see reference #2), which says:
"gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated
is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison
for 4, 6, or 10 years"
"Any person convicted of violating this section who has one
or more prior convictions of this section ... [or other
sections] ..., shall be punished by imprisonment in the
state prison for a term of 15 years to life."
So, the minimum could be a fine and the maximum could
be life. Obviously, the circumstances make all the