Virginia Beach Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyer
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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.
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. Withnearly 20 years of experience, our Virginia Beach DUI lawyer knows what it takes to get these DUI charges
reduced or your case dismissed altogether.
Vehicular Manslaughter Penalties
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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