Vehicular Homicide is the unlawful killing of another person with a motor vehicle while engaging in either reckless or grossly negligent conduct. It is also known as Homicide by Vehicle and Vehicular Manslaughter. There are two general types of Homicide by Vehicle charges: Vehicular Homicide while Driving Under the Influence and Vehicular Homicide. These charges are Felony Offenses.
These are very serious offenses and they carry very serious penalties if you are convicted. For Vehicular Homicide while Driving Under the Influence, there is a mandatory minimum of three years in prison for each person who lost their life. This three year mandatory sentences is run consecutively for each life lost, meaning you must complete the first three years in prison before you start the next three years, and so on for each deceased individual.
You must attack these charges from as many different areas as you can. First you have to look at the facts of the accident to begin with. Sometime people lose their lives in a car accident and it is just that – an accident, not a crime. To do this you must get a team that is willing and able to gather all of the data and facts in your specific situation which may include gathering witness statements, weather reports, scene analysis, crash report analysis, looking to see if there by have been nearby surveillance video that may have captured the incident, just to name a few. The next step in these cases is to challenge the chemical testing. The Team at Manchester and Associates has specific training in how this testing is supposed to take place and in reading and analyzing the results of these test. We are able to see mistakes in the test that other firms have no idea exist because they do not have the training that we do.
Each situation is unique to their set of facts. It is important that you hire an experienced team to join you in the fight against the Government. The team at Manchester and Associates has decades of experience and training infighting these types of cases. Should you find yourself in a situation where you need legal representation you need to contact criminal defense attorneys who know the law inside and out. To discuss your specific situation, contact our team for a free consultation at our toll free number (800)-243-4878 or through the contact tab at the top of the page.