Vehicular manslaughter or vehicular homicide occurs when a driver causes an accident that kills another but the driver did not intend to cause a fatality. It is a serious crime to drink and drive in North Carolina and the penalties when the incident involves a death are severe. An individual facing serious vehicular manslaughter charges needs an aggressive and effective defense from a criminal defense attorney at The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC. A defendant may have the fight of his or her life against vehicular manslaughter charges and needs the support from an experienced defense lawyer who is knowledgeable in criminal law and how to defend clients against serious criminal accusations. If you are arrested for vehicular manslaughter, contact a Charlotte criminal defense lawyer or Concord criminal defense attorney at one of our offices for legal assistance and before speaking with authorities. Our criminal defense lawyers are skilled trial lawyers and always defend the rights and freedoms of clients inside and outside the courtroom.
Many factors can determine the severity of the punishment for vehicular manslaughter. A drunk driver with prior offenses, driving with a suspended license, the blood alcohol level of the driver, presence of a minor in the vehicle and the varying circumstances of the accident can determine the penalties for a conviction. The following are some of the punishments:
- Prison term, probation
- Drivers license revocation
- Large fines, expenses and court fees
- Vehicle confiscation
In vehicular manslaughter cases, the courts consider all evidence presented by a prosecution against the accused. Evidence can include accident reports, breathalyzer or blood alcohol test results, witness statements, arrest reports, forensics or other types of evidence pertinent to the case. A defense attorney has the right to challenge all evidence for accuracy and validity such as test results, forensics and arrest procedures. Vehicular manslaughter is a serious crime with significant consequences. The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC is confident in their approach to criminal defense and has the resources to defend major cases. Make an appointment today for a consultation with a qualified vehicular manslaughter defense lawyer.
Contact a Charlotte vehicular manslaughter attorney or Concord vehicular manslaughter attorney at one of our offices if a death resulted from a DWI and in need of an aggressive defense against vehicular manslaughter charges.