Southern California Vehicular Manslaughter Attorney
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A traffic collision that results in fatal injuries is a crime of vehicular manslaughter if a driver is responsible because of reckless or negligent driving. A drunk driver that causes an accident that kills someone has committed the very serious crime of vehicular manslaughter. All drivers have a duty of care, but a violation occurs once a person drives in a manner that can harm others or is intoxicated. The penalties for vehicular manslaughter are significant and change the life of an offender.
A serious criminal charge of vehicular manslaughter necessitates an aggressive defense from The Law Offices of Paul S. Geller. We offer competent and effective legal counsel with the unique experience of a former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County. If arrested for vehicular manslaughter, contact a Southern California DUI defense lawyer immediately and before making any statements to authorities. Our firm defends all types of DUI cases including vehicular manslaughter matters.
Our firm is ready to help you assess your legal options. Contact us today to request a free case evaluation with Mr. Geller.
Felony Vehicular Manslaughter
Manslaughter is the taking of the life of another accidentally and without the intention to kill. When it is believed that a drunk or impaired driver caused an accident that resulted in a fatality, they will likely be charged under the vehicular manslaughter statute.
The penalties for vehicular manslaughter can include:
- Prison term and parole
- Large fines and expenses
- Driver’s license revocation
- Vehicle confiscation
Why Your Defense Counsel Matters
When faced with serious criminal charges it is important to have an experienced Southern California DUI attorney defend against charges of vehicular manslaughter. A prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that due to reckless or negligence a crime of vehicular manslaughter was committed. Defense counsel has the right to challenge evidence presented by a prosecutor. Law enforcement often makes mistakes during the arrest and handling of evidence.
Defense lawyers can assess and dispute forensics, witness statements, and police reports. We have the knowledge and available resources to defend against vehicular manslaughter allegations. The goal of our defense team is the best possible outcome for our clients considering the circumstances of the incident and the severity of the crime. Our legal team provides legal assistance and aggressive defense to clients faced with serious vehicular manslaughter charges. Make an appointment today for a consultation with one of our vehicular manslaughter defense lawyers.
We’re ready to advocate on your behalf.