When a person drives under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they place themselves and others at an increased risk of suffering injuries or death in an accident. This is the main reason why law enforcement officials and prosecutors take this offense so seriously, because there is a great potential for others to be victimized by this crime. When a drunk driver causes an accident that results in death, whether it’s to another driver, a pedestrian, or a bicyclist, they can be charged with vehicular homicide. Vehicular homicide, or vehicular manslaughter as it is sometimes called, is a very serious offense and on its own it is serious enough but when paired with DUI, the charges will reach an entirely new level of severity.
DUI & Vehicular Homicide Charges
If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter in relation to a DUI case, you should immediately retain representation from Arapahoe County DUI lawyer Chris Cessna. These charges are very serious, and the consequences from being convicted of this offense will be long-lasting. As your attorney, Mr. Cessna will perform a careful examination of your case, and will gather all pertinent information, evidence, and witness testimony to find a possible defense to your vehicular manslaughter charges.
With cases involving DUI and vehicular manslaughter, police and investigators can be quick to pin the crime on the person who was driving drunk, but many times the accident and resulting death can be caused by another person. You may have been driving under the influence, but the actual accident may not have been your fault, and in these cases Arapahoe DUI lawyer Chris Cessna will fight to have your vehicular manslaughter charges reduced to a simple DUI.