About Vehicular Homicide Charges
Vehicular homicide cases are extremely distressing for all of the individuals involved. The loss of life in a car accident is a tragic situation. When one of the parties involved is accused of causing the fatal accident, there are few circumstances that are more frightening to the person charged. When faced with this very serious charge, it is crucial that you contact a Forsyth County DUI lawyer at once. The results of a conviction on this charge can have extremely serious penalties. The offense can be charged either as a misdemeanor or a felony. Misdemeanor charges are usually filed when the person charged was committing a traffic violation that caused the accident. In DUI or Reckless Driving cases the charge is a felony, and it is extremely serious. The person charged is facing 15 years in prison.
Vehicular Homicide Lawyer Serving Cumming
If you have been charged with this felony offense it is critical that you contact the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson at once. The legal team at the firm has over 20 years experience in defending the most serious of DUI related charges, including felony vehicular homicide charges. However, it is crucial that the defense begins immediately after the arrest. When you are accused of being the cause of a fatal accident, it may be necessary to conduct an independent investigation at the scene of the accident and evidence can be lost as time progresses. If you wait too long, you may lose the chance to do an independent accident reconstruction.
The charge of DUI is the most important aspect of this case and must be aggressively defended. Every aspect of the DUI offense must be fully analyzed by the legal team to determine what can be done in your defense. In some cases, the individual charged with the crime was not responsible for the accident but the police assume that they are responsible due to the blood alcohol concentration evidence. So a person might be guilty of the DUI, yet they may not have been at fault in the accident itself.
Your defense will include a challenge to the way the evidence was gathered, the chain of custody of the evidence, the testing procedures, and the accident investigation. It may be important to hire your own expert accident reconstructionist or a forensic accident expert to look at the accident scene to determine what really happened. It is critical to act quickly, as the penalty for vehicular homicide can include up to 15 years in prison. Evidence at the scene (such as skid marks) deteriorates quickly. It is important to get started on your case immediately.
Contact a Forsyth County vehicular homicide lawyer from the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson today. Your Best DUI Defense begins here. We are not afraid to win.