Marietta Vehicular Homicide Attorney
Serious Defense for Serious Charges
There are few
criminal charges worse than being accused of killing another human being, and if you find
yourself facing allegations of vehicular homicide, your future may be
at risk. Driving or riding in a car-one of the most commonplace activities
for most people in our area-is yet one of the most dangerous things you can do.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 32,885
people were killed in 2010 alone, making motor vehicle collisions one
of the leading causes of accident-related death in our country. While
many fatal car crashes are entirely accidental, some are attributed to
the negligent or reckless driving of one of the individuals. If you are
charged with causing death in a collision, you must take action now to
defend your rights and your freedom by enlisting the help of a Marietta
criminal defense attorney
Vehicular Homicide Penalties
Vehicular homicide is a felony under Georgia Code § 40-6-393 (2012),
with a minimum
penalty of three years and up to twenty years in prison. You can face this charge for causing a fatal crash and leaving the scene
of the accident, as well as for causing the collision as a result of reckless driving,
DUI, fleeing a police officer or passing a school bus, or if the accident
occurred during the period of a
license suspension after being classified as a habitual offender.
"Serious Injury by Vehicle" Charges
A related charge is contained in § 40-6-394, "Serious injury
by vehicle," which is also a felony offense and which carries a maximum
sentence of fifteen years in prison. It is charged in cases of reckless
driving or drunk driving car accidents which result in bodily harm including
dismemberment, serious disfigurement and brain damage.
Whether you are charged with causing injury or death in a serious collision, let a
former prosecutor from
Henrickson & Sereebutra fight to clear your name. No matter what type of evidence there may be
against you, there are ways to challenge the charges and seek a reduction
in the penalty or even a dismissal or full exoneration.
Contact a Marietta criminal attorney from our firm for skilled representation in your case!