Vehicular Manslaughter Criminal Defense Attorneys
The Cochran Firm’s criminal defense lawyers know that prosecutors take vehicle-related deaths quite seriously. If you’ve been accused of causing the death of another person by reckless or negligent driving, you are likely facing serious prison time.
A violent crime charge such as vehicular manslaughter calls for a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer. At The Cochran Firm, we understand the complexity of vehicular manslaughter cases, and we know how to defend your rights.
When you’re facing a vehicular manslaughter charge, you have the right to a lawyer who will use every resource available to fight for you. That’s our pledge.
If you’ve been charged with vehicular manslaughter and need an experienced criminal defense lawyer, please call The Cochran Firm today at 1-800-843-3476.
What is Vehicular Manslaughter?
Defined simply, a person is guilty of vehicular manslaughter when he or she causes the death of another person through the negligent or reckless operation of a motor vehicle. “Reckless or negligent” operation can encompass a wide range of behaviors, including:
- Drunk driving
- Sudden turns
Crucially, intent is irrelevant in a vehicular manslaughter case. Prosecutors do not have to prove that a defendant intended to kill the victim with his vehicle; in fact, vehicular manslaughter cases usually take as given the idea that the defendant did not have such intent. It is enough for the state to prove that a defendant caused the death of another person through reckless or negligent operation of a vehicle.
State By State Laws
Every state in which The Cochran Firm’s criminal defense lawyers are located have vehicular manslaughter or homicide statutes. However, specific laws, including sentences, will vary by state.
It is, however, safe to say that a defendant convicted of vehicular manslaughter will likely face significant prison time.
How Our Criminal Defense Lawyers Help
Vehicular manslaughter cases are complicated because they involve auto accidents, which are highly technical and require specialized experience to understand. Fortunately, we possess that specialized, technical experience.
We will investigate your accident using every available resource, which often means hiring accident reconstruction specialists to virtually re-create a wreck. We will use this investigation as part of an effort to raise reasonable doubt about the idea that you caused the victim’s death through negligence or recklessness.
We are also skilled plea negotiators. If we believe a plea bargain is in your best interests, we will pursue such a possibility with skill and determination. We will not let the legal system bully you into cutting a deal that is wrong for you.
If you want to speak to our criminal defense lawyers about your vehicular manslaughter charge, please contact The Cochran Firm today.