When someone is charged with vehicular manslaughter, they are accused of recklessly causing the death of another using a vehicle. It is an extremely serious crime and should be treated as such by all those involved. This is the type of charge that warrants the help of an attorney as soon as possible. The punishment for vehicular manslaughter almost always includes time in prison.
To convict a person of vehicular manslaughter, a prosecutor must prove one of the following:
- The accused caused the death of another through reckless use of a vehicle.
- The accused intentionally or knowingly committed murder in the heat of passion or upon a sudden quarrel and resulting from an adequate provocation by the victim.
We often see vehicular manslaughter charges in conjunction with other crimes such as DUI. The prosecution will typically work to escalate the charges by showing that the vehicle involved can be considered a deadly weapon, which brings harsher penalties. Someone convicted of vehicular manslaughter with a deadly weapon can be sentenced to a prison sentence of 7-21 years.
Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyer – Kyle T. Green
It’s crucial that you have the right attorney in your corner if you or someone you love is facing vehicular manslaughter charges. I have been successfully defending clients as a criminal defense attorney for many years now and have the ability and skills necessary to help you see a positive outcome.
There are many different steps and procedures that go into a case like this, which is why having the right attorney is so important. Let me put my experience as a defense attorney and as a former prosecutor to work for you.
The first step is to carefully look at all of the evidence and facts surrounding the case. When you call my office, we’ll start with a complimentary case review that will allow me to take a closer look at your case and determine the best possible defense. Let’s set up your first appointment right away – please call 480-331-7568 today.