Virginia Beach Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyer
Defense for Aggravated DUI Charges – (757) 267-4949
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 over 20 years of experience, our Virginia Beach vehicular manslaughter 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.
Involuntary manslaughter 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 Attorney Daniel J. Miller
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 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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Driving Under the Influence 4th Offense– Bond Hearing DUI
Our client was charged with fourth offense driving under the influence. Based upon his age and pre-existing health conditions, we were able to show that jail was an unsafe place. Our client was released on house arrest conditioned upon his wearing SCRAM bracelet which tracks his location and ensures that he does not consume alcohol.
Driving Under the Influence DUI
Our client was charged with driving under the influence after officers answered a call for service in a church parking lot. Eyewitnesses were able to testify as to the time of operation and identify the driver. Officers testified that they smelled alcohol coming from our client, that he was unsteady on his feet, and that he had not done well on his field sobriety tests. Video evidence secured from the church and bodycam footage did not support the testimony. The DUI charge was reduced to reckless driving.
Driving Under the Influence DUI
Our client was charged with driving under the influence after a concerned citizen called the police to report unusual driving behaviors. Even though the behavior was odd, it did not amount to criminal activity. The charge was dismissed on a motion to strike.
Driving Under the Influence 3rd Offense DUI
Our client plead not guilty to a felony count of driving under the influence third offense. Based upon a totality of the circumstances, the failure to prove circumstantially that our client was impaired by the use of alcohol as alleged the charge was reduced to reckless driving with a $250 fine.
ASAP Violation DUI
Our client was charged with violating the terms of ASAP by failing to complete all the required classes. Our client had moved out of state and had completed some classes but not at the direction of her ASAP advisor. The court found that based upon evidence provided and argument presented that our client had substantially complied and the charge was dismissed.
No Time Served Suspended License
Our client driving on a suspended license, this was his 5th offense.
All Charges Dismissed Suspended License
Our client was charged with driving on a suspended license.
Reduced to Standard DUI Offense Driving Under the Influence
Our client was charged with driving under the influence 2nd offense with a blood alcohol content of .23 which carried a mandatory minimum amount of thirty days in jail and an assault and battery of a law enforcement officer which carries a mandatory minimum of 6 months in jail.
Case Dismissed Driving Under the Influence
Our client was charged with driving under the influence second offense - accident with a blood alcohol content of .18.
Case Dismissed Boating Under the Influence
Our client was charged with boating under the influence when his Jet Ski was apprehended based upon beach life guard's phone call.