Homicide in the taking of a human life. Homicide can range from first degree murder, second degree murder, manslaughter, involuntary homicide, reckless homicide, and justifiable homicide, such as self defense. A charge of murder is the most serious charge that can be brought and a conviction will have consequences that will alter your entire life. A drunken driving accident where someone dies can result in the charge of reckless homicide and up to 14 years in prison. If you are involved in event where someone dies you need to see an attorney immediately. Do not talk to anyone and if the police take you into custody don’t say anything, don’t sign anything, and loudly and firmly state that you want a lawyer. Not talking is not a sign of being guilty, it is just smart.