If you are in an accident and someone is killed, it is likely that charges of “homicide by vehicle” (usually called vehicular manslaughter) will be filed against you — especially if you allegedly violated some part of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code, like drinking while driving.
A conviction for vehicular manslaughter while driving under the influence (DUI) carries with it a minimum of three years in jail. You must serve every day of this time, and you often are not released on parole until well after the three-year minimum. Because the penalties are so serious for DUI in Montgomery County, it is important for you to seek representation from a lawyer experienced in handling vehicular manslaughter charges.
Practical Advice And Effective Strategies
At my law office in Glenside, Pennsylvania, I — Michael F. Dunn, Attorney at Law — will provide straightforward assessment of your vehicular homicide case. As a knowledgeable lawyer who has handled similar cases, I can help you understand your options and the best strategies to use in creating a strong and effective criminal defense.
Beginning with your first encounter with law enforcement, you may be pressured by police to make a statement. You should avoid giving any statement without speaking with a lawyer who has experience handling vehicular homicide first. Call my Montgomery County law office 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 215-572-0955.
My Approach To Your Vehicular Homicide Defense In Pennsylvania
When you visit my Glenside law firm after a drunk driving accident for your free initial consultation, you can expect that I will go over the facts of the case and the accident. I will look for possible defenses and errors on the part of the police. I will then review Pennsylvania law with you and tell you about the potential consequences you may be facing. If necessary, I will obtain an accident reconstruction expert to assist us with your defense.
If you have been accused of a crime, taking fast action is the best way to protect your rights and your freedom.