Los Angeles Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyer
Facing Vehicular Manslaughter Charges?
If you are facing vehicular manslaughter charges, it is critical that you speak with a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney at your earliest convenience. Vehicular manslaughter charges can bring serious life-altering penalties if not properly handled by an attorney.
Our firm is devoted to assisting clients that have been accused of a serious crime. Facing criminal charges is scary, bewildering and confusing. The justice system can be unyielding and unforgiving. With a highly qualified attorney at your side, you have a far better chance of overcoming vehicular manslaughter charges.
Vehicular Manslaughter Laws in California (PC 192c)
Charges of vehicular manslaughter can arise when an individual violates a traffic law while driving a motor vehicle, and another individual dies as a result of their actions.
There are different types of vehicular manslaughter charges, such as:
- Misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter: This occurs when the accused acted with ordinary negligence, such as failing to take reasonable care to prevent the accident from happening (ex: failing to see a pedestrian at a crosswalk and killing the pedestrian as a result).
- Vehicular Manslaughter with gross negligence: Gross negligence is defined as acting in a way that creates a high risk of bodily injuries or death, and if a reasonable person would know the actions would create such a dangerous risk. (ex: drag racing down a street and killing a pedestrian or driving while intoxicated and killing a pedestrian)
Both types of vehicular manslaughter should be taken seriously. There are a variety of defenses that can be used to fight your charges, and should be discussed with an experienced defense attorney who is equipped to handle complex charges.
Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter
Charges for vehicular manslaughter depend on whether you acted with gross negligent or ordinary negligence.
Vehicular manslaughter can range from probation for a misdemeanor charge, to up to 10 years in prison for a felony, depending on the severity of the offense. Gross vehicular manslaughter is considered the most serious vehicular manslaughter charge and can result in up to 10 years for every individual killed.
Decades of Experience on Your Side
Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP has over 50 years of experience assisting those that are up against serious criminal charges. If you are, please do not hesitate to speak with us about your case. We bring in-depth knowledge and cutting-edge defense strategies for many types of serious crimes, including vehicular manslaughter charges. Have one of our experienced attorneys review your case today.
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