Michigan Vehicular Manslaughter Attorney
Causing the death of another driver or a passenger on the road may constitute the serious criminal offense of vehicular manslaughter. Different from straightforward murder charges, it is generally the result of an accident or negligence, however, regardless of a lack of intention, there can still be punishments imposed. Also referred to as vehicular homicide, this crime may be charged as a felony and a conviction may result in years of imprisonment in state prison. Specific penalties will vary depending upon the case as well as the jurisdiction.
Drunk Driving Vehicular Manslaughter
Vehicular manslaughter charges are particularly serious when they involve OWI or DUI, reckless driving, racing or gross negligence. In addition to facing criminal charges, it is possible that a defendant may face a civil case. The family of the victim may decide to pursue financial compensation for their loss through legal action in civil court, and this may lead to severe financial losses to the defendant. In the face of the many serious consequences of a vehicular manslaughter conviction, it is crucial that you do what you can to get the criminal defense representation you need. Choosing an attorney is personal. This is why we offer a free consultation; to give you the opportunity to get to know our firm and our lawyer and therefore make the decision that's right for you.
If you, a friend or a family member has been accused of or charged with vehicular manslaughter, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. A Michigan criminal defense lawyer at Freedman Law Group can meet with you during a free initial case evaluation to answer your questions. During your consultation, we can also address your particular concerns and help you understand your legal rights and your options in regards to your charges. We take on cases throughout all of Michigan, so contact a Michigan criminal defense attorney today to learn more!