If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter, contact an Akron criminal defense lawyer from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder at once for immediate representation. In cases involving vehicular manslaughter it is considered that a person was fatally injured by accident, not with criminal intent. Vehicular manslaughter is charged as a misdemeanor with the possibility of jail time and fines if there is a conviction in the case. If the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident, he or she may be charged with vehicular homicide, which is a felony and punishable by more severe sentencing.
DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder is an experienced criminal defense firm that can provide capable legal counsel and skilled representation if you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter. Our legal team is comprised of skilled litigators with extensive courtroom experience. We are aggressive defenders that will protect your rights and fight to prevent a guilty verdict.
Sentencing in a vehicular manslaughter case will be dependent on whether or not the defendant was intoxicated at the time of the accident, there are prior DUI convictions; the driver was on parole, probation or driving on a suspended license, and/or fled the scene of the accident. Penalties can include:
A misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter conviction can result in up to six months in jail and up to $5,000 in fines. Attorneys at our firm will thoroughly investigate the accident and diligently prepare a strong defense. We will look for flaws in the prosecution's case that can be used to reduce charges, or result in a case dismissal or acquittal at trial. Your future freedom is at stake, and fast action by your defense lawyer from our firm is an urgent matter.
Contact an Akron vehicular manslaughter lawyer at our firm for qualified legal advice if you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter.