Caitlyn Jenner could go to jail for a year if she’s charged with vehicular manslaughter stemming from her Feb. 7 car crash, that left her neighbor dead. HollywoodLife.com spoke to a top attorney who tells us what Caitlyn needs to do in order to avoid jail time!
Is Caitlyn Jenner headed to the slammer? The 65-year-old I Am Cait star is at the center of an investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, who found her at fault for the crash that killed Kim Howe. A 161-page report has been drafted and they will present their evidence to the L.A. County D.A. on Aug. 26 and top criminal defense attorney, James Silverstein, tells Hollywoodlife.com that Cait needs to take this very seriously.
Even though a report claims that the LA Country Sheriff’s Department is not recommending jail time for Caitlyn, James tells us that there are several thing’s Cait’s legal team needs to do if she is charged with vehicular manslaughter: “If I was representing Jenner, I would hammer home to the jury the point that Jenner was driving below the speed limit at the time of the collision, and while one could technically drive too fast for road conditions while at the same time driving below the speed limit, a reasonable person would not necessarily conclude that driving in such a manner was unsafe given the circumstances. The totality of the circumstances surrounding the accident will be relevant to the jury’s determination, including factors such as what the traffic was like, whether there was adequate lighting, and whether the road was slippery.”
Caitlyn was driving under the speed limit, but unfortunately she was going faster than she should have given the slippery roads at the time. “Caitlyn is horrified to go to jail, even more than transitioning,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com. “[Caitlyn] wants to make sure that she has the best legal team to avoid any jail time. [She would] do community service [or] pay fines but jail is not something she wants to do at all – even for a day!” Our source adds: “She’s tried so hard to block it from her mind, yet somehow, it keeps coming back.”
— Reporting by Eric Mitchell, Written by Chloe Melas