DUI – Vehicular Homicide in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Vehicular Homicide Attorney

Anywhere in the State of California, vehicular manslaughter DUI is a felony that can result in a prison sentence of up to ten years. Here in Los Angeles County, if you hit someone with your vehicle and they die as a result of your recklessness or negligence you will be charged with vehicular manslaughter. This includes someone in the vehicle you crashed into as well as any passengers in your vehicle.

Vehicular manslaughter is a very complex crime and it carries with it very severe penalties depending on the circumstances. One of the key circumstances is if you were intoxicated. If so, then you could be charged with Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated, which carries a possible sentence of 10 years in prison. In California if you have a prior DUI, and someone dies as a result of your driving while under the influence of alcohol, prescription drugs, or recreational drugs –even marijuana if you have a doctor’s recommendation — you may be charged with murder.

Vehicular Manslaughter & Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated

If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter, you absolutely should consult with a skilled and experienced Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer. Contact The Law Office of George W. Woodworth at (562) 754-7422 regarding your rights as well as your continued enjoyment of freedom. Mr. Woodworth in very knowledgeable regarding these types of cases and will do his absolute best to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

Causes Of Vehicular Manslaughter In California

There can be many causes and circumstances surrounding an auto accident that results in a passenger or driver in another being killed in the accident. One of the most common causes of the driver having been drinking prior to operating their vehicle. Speeding, racing, reckless and aggressive driving behaviors are also common causes of vehicular homicide.

Other causes that are not due to human error or negligence are unsafe road conditions such as wet roads, loose gravel in a construction zone and defective vehicle products such as failing brakes. Regardless of the cause of the accident if you have been charged with killing someone in an auto accident in Los Angeles County it is imperative that you retain an experienced Los Angeles Vehicular Homicide Attorney.

Penalties For Vehicular Homicide In Los Angeles County, California

Some cases of vehicular manslaughter are treated as misdemeanors depending on the circumstances. Others, depending on behaviors and the circumstances leading up to the accident, are treated as felonies. If this is the case you may be facing very serious, very long term legal, financial and administrative consequences possibly including: jail or prison terms, loss of license, fines, court costs and attorneys fees. It makes good sense to have a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer fighting on your behalf if you have been charged with vehicular homicide.

Contact A Los Angeles Vehicular Manslaughter Defense Attorney

Being arrested for vehicular homicide in California will impact your life on many levels. The ramifications of a conviction will follow you for years after the conviction. Your freedom and rights can be impacted, you may have trouble finding housing; your ability to continue your education could even be hindered due to having a felony on your record. There is also the issue of Restitution to a victim. In this type of case the restitution amount could be enormous and could have a long lasting affect by ruining your financial future. Let an experienced Los Angeles, CA Criminal Defense Attorney fight for your rights. Call Los Angeles Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyer George W. Woodworth at (562) 754-7422.

The Law Office of George W. Woodworth handles all types of criminal offenses and violent crime offenses throughout Los Angeles County, California.