Law in Life previously commented on the manslaughter charge held against actor Lane Garrison for his involvement in an auto collision that left a teenage passenger dead. Read that blog entry by clicking here.
On May 21, Garrison pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving. Click here to read CourtTV.com’s coverage of this plea. In pleading guilty, Garrison has avoided a very public and emotionally-charged criminal trial. In addition, Garrison may have been able to reach a deal with the prosecution to reduce his sentencing.
So while this phase of Garrison’s prosecution is over, the former “Prison Break” actor must still face the procedure of sentencing, which could result in up to nearly seven years of prison time.
Garrison unfortunately still faces the possibility of civil suits filed against him for any injuries he may have caused during that fatal car accident. If this plea is any indication of Garrison’s intention on taking responsibility for his actions, any potential civil lawsuits are likely to be quickly settled as well.