Vehicular Manslaughter Defense Attorneys
Vehicular Manslaughter Charges
Our Ventura Firm Has the Defense Experience You Need
A vehicular manslaughter charge can change your life in the blink of an eye. This can be an intensely frightening situation, as the penalty for a felony conviction can include up to six years in prison along with an exorbitant amount of fines. If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter, your future depends upon the strength of your legal support. Fortunately, The Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC may be able to help.
As evidenced by our inclusion in the 2015 top 10 Best Law Firms list by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, our skill and experience have helped to establish a legacy of excellence for our firm. Our decades of experience and various accolades garnered throughout our history are a testament to our commitment to seeking justice for our clients, one case at a time.
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The Elements of Vehicular Manslaughter
Vehicular manslaughter involves the unintentional killing of another person due to the negligent operation of a motor vehicle. This negligence can be defined in several different ways and is not solely restricted to DUI collisions. Careless driving that results in the death of another person while unimpaired can also be classified as vehicular manslaughter.
Examples of vehicular manslaughter include fatal collisions caused by:
- Texting while driving
- Insurance fraud
- Driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol
The punishments for this offense are largely based on the level of negligence that allegedly caused the accident. As the highest and most serious type, gross vehicular manslaughter can result in six years in prison. Ordinary negligence is classified as a misdemeanor in California, leading to a maximum of one year in county jail.
At The Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, we understand that this can be an intensely stressful time. We are committed to providing our clients with excellent legal counsel and pursuing the most desirable outcome for each case. You have the right and the means to defend yourself, and we are eager to stand by your side until your case is resolved. Securing your future is always a top priority for us, and we are ready and willing to provide you with the knowledgeable legal assistance that you need.
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Scenarios that can be classified as second degree murder include:
- An impulsive killing without premeditation
- A killing resulting from another action intending to cause harm
- A killing showing lack of care for the lives of others
Both of these classifications are serious offenses that can lead to lengthy prison sentences. For a second degree murder conviction, 15 years to life in prison is typical. First degree murder can result in a 25 year to life sentence. Either way, aggressive legal representation is necessary in order to attempt to achieve a desirable outcome.
If You’ve Been Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter, Our Attorneys Can Help
While a public defender’s services may sometimes be free, they are oftentimes overworked and are rarely personally invested in their clients’ cases. At The Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC, we are fully prepared to spend the necessary amount of time to help you build a strong defense aimed at reducing your sentence and possibly having your charges dropped. With constant communication, empathy, and superb legal knowledge, we are prepared to stand by your side throughout this difficult time and give you a hard-hitting defense. Your future is your biggest concern – make sure it’s in capable hands.
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