LA Vehicular Manslaughter Attorney
When a death occurs due to drunk driving, reckless driving, speeding, gross negligence or a hit and run you may be charged with the crime of vehicular manslaughter. It is a form of manslaughter that involves the use of an automobile. In California this is a very serious legal offense and is considered either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances involved. If charged with a misdemeanor then you will be looking at up to 1 year in jail and if it is charged as a felony you could be facing an even longer term of up to ten years in a state prison. In addition, you will also face large fines, probation, driver's license suspension, driving school and community service.
If you have been accused of causing a death due to negligence or a violation of traffic safety laws, it would be in your best interest to hire a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer. In some case's a vehicular manslaughter charge can be upgraded to a murder charge.
At the Hedding Law Firm, we have defended many clients against a vehicular manslaughter charge with positive results. We also provide excellent murder and DUI defense representation in the state of California. Our firm strongly believes that you are innocent until proven guilty, and we will make every attempt to maintain your freedom and protect your individual rights. In some instances an attorney at our firm may even be able to have your charges lowered or dismissed entirely.
Does your charge involve alcohol? Contact our office to discuss all of the details of your case and how DUI charges may affect the circumstances of the arrest.
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If charged with vehicular manslaughter, you will need a very strong defense. We will use our 75 years of combined knowledge and experience to aggressively defend your case. We are determined to succeed by obtaining a winning outcome for your case. Call our office today to review the facts of your case, police report and obtain answers to any questions that you may have concerning the charges against you. You can expect a loyalty and trust that you can depend on to ensure your legal rights are well protected in the state of California.
Contact a Los Angeles vehicular manslaughter lawyer at our law firm and we will represent you throughout the entire court process and guide you through this difficult time in your life.