Avoid A Vehicular Manslaughter Conviction
If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident and an occupant of the other car was killed, you may be charged with vehicular manslaughter. Many drivers in such situations claim that a fatal accident was, in fact, an accident. However, when drinking and driving or reckless driving were involved, police may conclude that vehicular homicide charges are appropriate.
This serious matter requires skilled representation. At David G. Moore, Attorney at Law, our team of lawyers leverages over a decade of experience when we fight for your rights. We are led by David G. Moore, a vehicular manslaughter defense attorney and former prosecutor. We know how these cases are tried and are prepared to put our insight to work for you.
Vehicular Manslaughter Charges Do Not Require An Intent To Harm
Vehicular homicide charges indicate that police or prosecutors consider your actions to fall somewhere between ordinary negligence and intent. You may not have intended to harm another person, yet reckless driving or drunk driving can lead to charges of vehicular homicide. Drag racing, road rage or simply poor driving may prompt a policeman or woman to charge you with vehicular homicide.
Any type of violation of the motor vehicle code occurring when a crash kills another person is cause for vehicular homicide charges. Perhaps police say you were speeding or ran a stop sign, and in so doing, caused someone’s death.
Do Not Speak With Investigators Until You Have Retained Legal Counsel
You may have mixed feelings after you have been involved in an accident that caused a fatality. Strong feelings of guilt may tempt you to confess to wrongdoing — particularly if the person who died was your own passenger or a pedestrian or bicyclist who was a friend or family member of yours.
Resist any temptation you have to confess or otherwise discuss an accident in which you were a driver and someone died. Always consult with a lawyer before making any statements. Remember that attorney-client communications are confidential and are not admissible as evidence in a trial. You can consult with us without fear and at no charge.
Contact Us Today For Legal Help
You can count on us to provide you with skilled, aggressive and knowledgeable criminal defense that protects your rights. Call our office at 269-216-4573 to arrange for a free, confidential, one-on-one consultation about fighting these charges and protecting your future, or contact us online.