We all have a good understanding about how powerful cars really are. Having observed a brutal accident occur or being involved in one of the 6 million yearly car crashes that occur in our country can give you keen perspective on this subject. Unfortunately, people can make mistakes, and when a car accident occurs that leads to the death of another person, vehicular manslaughter charges can be filed should that accident have occurred due to criminal activity or other kinds of negligence. If you are caught up in the nightmare that ensues after such an arrest, you should make immediate contact with a Columbus criminal defense lawyer for swift legal defense work. There are several common examples of behaviors which can lead to a vehicular manslaughter charge should an accident that causes death occur:
As opposed to the more grievous charge of vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter generally involves criminal negligence rather than criminal intent. Conviction on this charge can lead to several years in prison, hefty fines, revocation of your driver's license, and can create future burdens on being able to obtain car insurance. You will also be saddled with a permanent criminal record.
Being involved in a serious accident in which someone loses their life can be a surreal experience. You are no doubt emotionally distraught and frightened of the possible consequences. You deserve a full and strong defense, and we at The Meranda Law Firm LTD are committed to pursuing every possible avenue to charge mitigation and dismissal as well as aggressive legal defense efforts at trial.
Put your trust in our firm to offer caring and tenacious legal representation. Contact a Columbus criminal attorney today.