If you are boating while intoxicated and recklessly cause the death of another person, you may be charged with manslaughter in the 2nd degree, a class C felony. If convicted of manslaughter in the 2nd degree you face between 5 and 15 years in prison. You may also be charged with criminally negligent homicide, if, with criminal negligence, you cause the death of another person. Criminally negligent homicide is an E felony. If you are charged with criminally negligent homicide, you face up to 4 years in prison. The facts and circumstances of any crash that occurs while under the influence of alcohol must be discussed in great detail with your criminal defense lawyer who will want to determine whether the evidence against you is sufficient to support the crimes charged.