Virginia Beach Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyer

Defense for Aggravated DUI Charges

While getting charged with a DUI is bad enough, killing someone while driving under the influence could be charged as a felony in Virginia. Since a felony offense is punishable by a prison sentence, it is very important to obtain the legal services of a qualified criminal defense attorney.

At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, we have a comprehensive understanding of the state driving laws to navigate through the potential complexities of your case. With nearly 20 years of experience, our Virginia Beach DUI attorneys know what it takes to get these DUI charges reduced, or your case dismissed altogether.

Is Vehicular Manslaughter a Felony?

According to Virginia law, any person who unintentionally kills another individual – such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs – could be charged with involuntary manslaughter. This offense is considered a Class 5 felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a fine of up to $2,500.

However, if the court determines that the defendant’s conduct was gross, wanton, and demonstrated a reckless disregard for human life – such as driving with a blood alcohol content over .20 – the maximum prison sentence may be raised to 20 years.

Get Qualified Help from Our Virginia Beach DUI Lawyer

In addition to court-imposed sentencing, involuntary manslaughter results in a permanent mark on your criminal record. A felony conviction can make it difficult to obtain employment and take advantage of life’s opportunities.

Fortunately, you have a fighting chance to obtain the most favorable outcome possible. Our Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney can conduct an investigation, gather evidence and determine if law enforcement used proper investigation protocols in order to build an effective and unique defense strategy just for you. Let us fight for your freedom today.

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