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Vehicular manslaughter refers to the unlawful killing of another human
being with a car, truck, or other automobile. Like other forms of
manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter does not necessitate aforethought or malicious
intent. What does this mean? In order to be convicted of vehicular manslaughter,
the killing may have been an accident. This type of homicide must be committed
using a vehicle as a weapon and usually involves some form of gross negligence,
such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Because drunk driving is illegal, you may be charged with homicide even
if you didn't mean to end the life of another person. These charges
can carry extremely heavy consequences. Furthermore, you reputation will
be forever marred by the presence of a manslaughter conviction on your
record. If you have been accused of vehicular homicide, talk to an attorney
from Feldmann Nagel, LLC as soon as possible – we will fight for
your freedom in court.
What happens if I'm convicted?
Breath and blood tests may be administered to document the driver's BAC and the prosecution
will rely on the test results to gain a conviction if the driver's
BAC is shown to be over the limit or drugs are shown to be present. Vehicular
homicide is a serious charge in Colorado. Sentencing will be harsher if
the driver has a prior record of drug or alcohol convictions.
Penalties can include restitution, hefty fines, probation, community service,
long prison sentences, drug or alcohol program, and driving license suspension
or revocation as well as other negative consequences. When the stakes
are this high, you want a
DUI defense lawyer on your side who is an aggressive and formidable trial
lawyer to help you with your defense and ensure your constitutional rights
are not "trampled on" by an overzealous prosecutor.
Finding the Right Attorney in Colorado
At Feldmann Nagel, LLC, we understand the stress and uncertainty of facing
a criminal charge. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol may
result in a serious criminal conviction; ending the life another human
being while driving drunk could change your life forever. At the firm
we are dedicated to fight for the rights and freedom of our clients. Every
year, innocent people are accused of crimes; that's why we want to
help you stay out of jail.
If you are facing a criminal conviction, you have the right to a high-quality,
Colorado criminal defense attorney. Vehicular manslaughter is a serious crime and could lead to serious penalties
– even six years in prison. If your vehicular manslaughter charge
is accompanies by other allegations, you face an even stricter sentencing.
Talk to an attorney from our firm today if you need help fighting allegations
of vehicular homicide.