San Diego Vehicular Manslaughter Attorney
Vehicular manslaughter is associated with DUI when a person unintentionally causes the death of another person while driving under the influence. When a person is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is presumed that they are acting negligent or reckless when behind the wheel. If an accident does occur, this individual will likely be blamed, regardless of who was actually at fault.
In most cases, vehicular manslaughter will be charged as a felony, which can carry up to four years in prison. There can also be enhanced penalties related to DUI.
With any DUI vehicular manslaughter charge, only a skilled San Diego DUI defense attorney can help you avoid the harsh consequences. Because an experienced legal professional will have a good understanding of DUI court procedure and what is needed to prove your side of the story, your chances of a favorable outcome are greatly increased.
A skilled attorney may be able to argue that:
- You were not under the influence at the time of the accident
- You're breath or blood test results were mishandled
- You were not treated fairly in the arrest process or your rights were violated in some way
In the blink of an eye, everything you know could change. Because of someone else's driving or unavoidable weather conditions, you may have been involved in an accident that caused the death of another person. You may find yourself facing a vehicular manslaughter and DUI charges, turning your world upside down. The good news is you are not alone; reach out to jD LAW, P.C. today for counsel.
As a San Diego criminal attorney, James N. Dicks is experienced in handling manslaughter cases involving DUI. He knows what to look for in order to find holes in the prosecution's case and help you avoid a conviction, get alternative sentencing, or even have your case dismissed altogether.
We are dedicated to our clients and will do whatever we can to help you secure the best possible outcome. Fill out a free case evaluation right away.
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