When a driver is accused of causing an accident that results in the death of another person, he or she may be charged with vehicular homicide. It's important for anyone facing vehicular homicide charges to obtain competent and knowledgeable legal representation right away. An experienced attorney will be able to protect your rights and know how to proceed in defending you against these felony charges. An attorney can explain the charges against you, discuss the facts of the case, and advise you as to what you can expect to face in the weeks and months ahead.
Vehicular Homicide and Georgia DUI
When a fatal accident occurs because a driver was driving drunk, he or she stands to face a number of life-changing penalties upon conviction including imprisonment, fines, community service, license suspension, mandatory alcohol education classes, and restitution to the victim's family. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, a lawyer can ensure the necessary legal actions are taken to protect your rights and aggressively fight your charges. For over 20 years, the Georgia attorneys at the firm have dealt with all types of DUI cases and charges, and vehicular homicide cases are no exception. You can trust the attorneys at the firm to immediately begin investigating the circumstances of the accident to ensure any needed evidence is collected.
During the attorneys' investigation into your accident, it may be discovered that you were not responsible for causing the accident, but because you had an elevated BAC level, you were blamed. An accident reconstruction expert might be employed to determine how the accident actually took place. Never wait to hire an attorney because the evidence at the scene of the accident can disappear very quickly.