Vehicular Manslaughter Cases
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 a 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 Pasadena DUI defense lawyer immediately and before making any statements to authorities. Our firm defends all types of DUI cases including vehicular manslaughter matters.
Felony Vehicular Manslaughter
Manslaughter is the taking of the life of another accidentally and without the intention to kill. The punishment for vehicular manslaughter can include:
- Prison term and parole
- Large fines and expenses
- Drivers license revocation
- Vehicle confiscation
When faced with serious criminal charges it is important to have an experienced 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 has the right to challenge evidence presented by a prosecutor. Law enforcement often makes mistakes during arrest of suspects and handling evidence.
Defense lawyers can attack 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.