San Diego Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyers
There are several common scenarios in which vehicular manslaughter is charged by prosecutors. The most common are cases in which drunk driving, reckless driving, excessive speeding or gross negligence on the behalf of a driver result in the death of a motorist or vehicle passenger. Perhaps the most frequent is the example in which a person has a few drinks with friends or while out at dinner and then becomes involved in a crash on the way home in which someone else is killed or suffers injuries leading to a death.
In such cases the police agencies – be they the local police, sheriff’s department or highway patrol – frequently assume that the person who had been drinking caused the accident and therefore should be charged with vehicular manslaughter, or even more serious crimes, and prosecutors almost always concur and file such charges.
However, such cases usually involve a variety of factors that our lawyers have the experience to analyze and bring into play on your behalf that may force prosecutors to reduce or even dismiss the allegations and remove the possibility of you having to face jail, prison, huge fines and the loss of your driving privileges.
We have handled hundreds of cases in which police agencies made mistakes, overlooked key evidence or were provided false information. It is possible that blood-alcohol readings may have been tainted or inaccurately computed. The other driver may have contributed to the accident or even been the cause. Road conditions, poor lighting or the weather could have played a major role in the events that unfolded and are important factors in building a defense on your behalf.
If you or a loved one are facing charges of vehicular manslaughter you are probably under a great deal of stress and are unable to properly evaluate your legal options. We are help to help you and provide our experienced representation at your service. We will provide you with the information you need to weight all your legal options and the possibility that our analysis of the facts may be able to have the charges reduced or even dismissed, depending on the circumstances of your case.
San Diego Vehicular Manslaughter charges?
Anyone who has driven on the roads in Southern California knows that even a moment’s distraction can have devastating consequences. Thousands of cars congest the roadways each day, and every single driver has the capacity to make a mistake that changes not only his or her life, but anyone near them as well. Cars are inherently dangerous machines; they are heavy, fast, and potentially deadly. Vehicular manslaughter has become a serious concern for all San Diegans, although few people truly understand their rights should they be charged with this serious offense.
Vehicular manslaughter is the crime of negligently driving a vehicle and directly causing the death of a human being. A vehicular manslaughter charge can result in the death of a passenger in your own vehicle if the death was caused while breaking the law. Vehicular manslaughter can be charged as a result of Drunk Driving, reckless driving and speeding.
Vehicular manslaughter can be charged as a misdemeanor ora felony. The charge will most likely be a misdemeanor if itwas due to a minor crime. This charge faces up to ayear in County Jail or a fine. A felony vehicular manslaughtercharge is the result of a more serious crime like DrivingWhile Intoxicated or excessive speeding.
Not every vehicular manslaughter incident is a simple “open and shut” case. Variables such as weather, road conditions, other drivers, and the vehicles involved can greatly influence the outcome of these court proceedings, and your lawyer must understand each and every aspect of your case in order to present the best defense possible.
Fortunately, the vehicular manslaughter lawyers at Sevens Legal have years of experience litigating these highly contested cases, and our track record of successful verdicts speaks for itself. If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter in San Diego, it is important to have experienced criminal defense attorneys handling your case. Contact the San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyers at Sevens Legal to review your case today!
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