Vehicular Manslaughter Attorney Seattle, WA
Vehicular Manslaughter Washington State
If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter (called vehicular homicide in Washington State), contact a Seattle criminal defense attorney at once for legal counsel and strong representation. You are facing extremely severe penalties, including imprisonment for many years. We also understand that it can be especially difficult to cope with the idea that your actions cost someone their life and we are here to help you through the entire process.
Vehicular Manslaughter Charges in WA State
Vehicular manslaughter is the crime of causing an accident resulting in fatalities by driving a vehicle in a reckless manner, while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or with disregard to the safety of others. You can also be charged with vehicular manslaughter if a person was injured in the accident, and dies from their injuries within three years.
Is Vehicular Manslaughter a Felony?
Vehicular manslaughter is a class A felony punishable by:
- Heavy fines
- Driver's license revocation
Sentencing will be extremely harsh in cases involving drunk driving, prior DUI convictions, or related misdemeanor or felony offenses.
Defense from Our Seattle DUI Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyer
DUI Heroes can provide the aggressive and understanding representation you need when fighting vehicle manslaughter charges. Founding Attorney Jonathan Dichter is a proven litigator with considerable felony case experience. Jonathan is a criminal defense instructor, who specializes in DUI investigations and field sobriety testing.
Furthermore, he works with a network of expert witnesses and private investigators in each case, so our firm can give you informed advice on what to say to law enforcement regarding the accident to prevent further legal problems. A conviction in a vehicular homicide case can result in incarceration for many years. These cases can be extremely complex, and will require representation from a seasoned attorney.
Contact a Seattle vehicle manslaughter attorney at our office if you have been charged with vehicle homicide to discuss the laws pertaining to your case and how best to defend the accusations against you.