Gainesville Vehicular Homicide Attorney
FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES OF VEHICULAR HOMICIDE?
Vehicular homicide is the most severe type of DUI charge. Often, these cases can be very emotional and the arrestee may have even known the person who was killed (passenger vehicular homicide). Situations like this, however, call for an experienced legal team that can help you navigate the complex legal process. If you are present when a fatal accident occurs and you had drugs, such as marijuana, or alcohol in your blood, often the law enforcement officers will stop investigating the event and hold you responsible for the fatality. You will need a powerful and knowledgeable legal team to help you defend yourself against the charges.
VEHICULAR HOMICIDE DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN HALL COUNTY, GA
A vehicular homicide charge can be either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the details of the case. A misdemeanor vehicular homicide charge is applied when a death is the result of a basic traffic law violation. A person convicted of this may face up to a year in jail. A felony vehicular homicide charge is applied when a death is caused by DUI or reckless driving. A person convicted at the felony level can face up to 20 years in jail.
It is very important that you handle the DUI portion of your charge as quickly as possible in order to avoid a felony vehicular homicide manslaughter charge. Legal situations like this are very serious and should be handled by an experienced Gainesville DUI attorney. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our legal team has over 20 years of experience working exclusively with DUI charges. We will work hard to establish a compelling defense for the DUI portion of your charge in order to reduce your punishment. Your future may be at stake; contact our firm immediately.