Criminal Vehicular Homicide Charges
If you caused a fatal car accident, you may be accused of criminal vehicular homicide if it is alleged that your reckless behavior on the road caused the death of another. If found guilty, you could be facing a long prison sentence and possible fines.
In addition to a vehicle homicide charge, you may also be facing traffic violation and DWI charges. It is important to speak to a qualified Minneapolis criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
No Time To Wait
The worst thing you can do during this stressful time is to wait to speak with a qualified lawyer. At Rivers Law Firm, P.A., we offer free initial case evaluations to explain what you are up against and assess what defenses might be available. After assessing the evidence, we then determine the best defense strategy in your unique case. We can help you get past these charges with minimal damage to your reputation and your record.
Here are some circumstances where a charge may be coming:
- If you were driving recklessly or in a grossly negligent manner, including speeding, driving while texting and driving while distracted
- If you were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DWI)
- If you were involved in a hit-and-run or if you leave the scene of the accident
- If you knew that the car you were driving was defectively maintained and drove it anyway
In these cases, it is important not to offer a statement until after speaking with an attorney. Even if you have concerns about a charge, but have yet to be arrested, it is good to get sound legal advice.