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Vehicular manslaughter is negligent operation of a vehicle which results in the killing of another person. Typically, such cases involve an accident where someone in the vehicle you strike dies as a result of their injuries. If you have been accused of vehicular manslaughter, you stand to face many years in prison for a conviction—call a high-quality Dublin criminal defense attorney from our firm to put together a solid case for you.
When you face very serious charges, you need tested support that is unafraid of a courtroom battle. At the Law Office of Ivan O.B. Morse you have access to a dedicated attorney with former experience as an Oakland police officer. For more than 30 years we have been working with the criminal justice system. You are innocent until proven guilty and we treat all our clients this way.
What is involved in vehicular manslaughter?
The burden of proof rests with the prosecution to prove beyond doubt that you are guilty of vehicular manslaughter. Any of these points can be challenged by our attorney in your defense.
The prosecution must prove:
- You committed a misdemeanor or infraction while driving,
- The crime endangered a human life,
- You committed the crime with negligence
- Your misdemeanor or infraction caused the death of another person
Depending on whether a misdemeanor or felony was committed is dependent upon the court's opinion. Misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter comes with up to a year in jail while a felony conviction is punishable by up to six years in state prison. Your driver's license will also be suspended with a conviction.
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Our Dublin criminal defense attorney can argue that you were not driving negligently in order to avoid a conviction. It is sometimes the case that the alleged victim shares in the blame for the accident in which they died. In this case, you cannot be charged with vehicular manslaughter.
Let us handle your case and get the skilled defense you deserve. We have represented numerous Northern California clients charged with violent crimes. Take control of your case and let us work with you!
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