Deaths in DUI-related accidents can lead to serious charges

| Oct 15, 2015 | Vehicular Assault or Homicide

Driving drunk can lead to a host of problems. Sadly, the problems can sometimes reach far beyond drunk driving charges. If you were involved in an accident that injured someone or claimed someone’s life, you might face vehicular assault or homicide charges. These charges can come with some very serious penalties. We can help you learn about the options you have for fighting the charges.

There are three criminal charges related to traffic accident deaths. Vehicular manslaughter in the first degree, vehicular manslaughter in the second degree and aggravated vehicular homicide are the three criminal charges. Vehicular manslaughter in the first degree is a Class C felony. Vehicular manslaughter in the second degree is a Class D felony. Aggravated vehicular homicide is a Class B felony. All of these charges can lead to a prison sentence and other penalties if you are convicted.

We know that if you’ve been involved in a drunk driving accident that resulted in a death, you probably feel bad about the accident and the results. However, we also know that you want to protect your freedom. While we can’t promise that you will be found not guilty or that you won’t face any type of penalties for the accident or death, we can promise you that we will fight for your freedom.

As your case moves through the criminal justice system, we can help you to ensure that your rights are protected. We can also help you to learn about all of the options you have to resolve your case. Nobody facing criminal charges for drunk driving-related crimes should have to fight against those charges alone.