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.
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
Class 5 felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a fine of up
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 Criminal 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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