Vehicular manslaughter is a very serious offense that could have you facing up to 10 years in prison. According to Illinois law, if you unintentionally cause an accident that results in the death of another person, then you may be charged with vehicular manslaughter. This is considered a homicide offense in Illinois. Negligent drunk driving or reckless behavior while intoxicated is one of the leading reasons that prosecutors charge defendants with vehicular manslaughter. After an accident, if it is found that your blood alcohol content was 0.08% or higher, you will be charged with vehicular manslaughter. Even if you were under the influence of drugs at the time of your accident, you may still be charged with this crime.
If you were arrested for vehicular manslaughter, then you were probably charged with a felony offense, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. You may also be facing steep fines, restitution to the victim, and the possibility of facing a wrongful death charge as well. If you have been arrested, then it is vital that you act quickly to retain aggressive legal counsel. Your rights, freedoms, and future may be in danger.
When you work with Chicago criminal defense attorney Fred Dry, you will be working with an aggressive attorney who fights to provide his clients with the best possible outcomes for their criminal cases.
This time in your life may be incredibly stressful, so it is important that you retain legal counsel from an attorney who can aggressively defend your case. Attorney Dry can help you devise a strong defense for your charges by investigating every aspect of your case from your arrest to witness statements. If your rights were violated in any manner during the course of the arrest or when your blood or breath tests were administered, then evidence may be excluded from criminal proceedings. If it is found that a preexisting medical condition was the actual cause of the accident, not drugs or alcohol, then you may be able to receive a reduced charge or dismissal of your case; you could also be acquitted.
Contact the firm today to speak with criminal defense attorney Fred Mark Dry and schedule a case evaluation as soon as possible.