Vehicular manslaughter involves causing the death of another human due to the illegal driving of a vehicle. Illegal driving accounts for several factors, for example, gross negligence, drunk driving, recklessness, or over-speeding.
Depending upon the case specifications, vehicular manslaughter can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony in California.
The punishment depends upon the prosecution proving specific elements, whether the crime was committed unlawfully or involved ordinary negligence. The prosecution must also prove that the crime resulted in the loss of human life for the court to sign a penalty.
According to Penal Code section 193, vehicular manslaughter as a misdemeanor is punishable with incarceration up to 1 year. In comparison, felony manslaughter can lead to imprisonment of 2, 4, or 6 years in state prison. You can also end up with a license suspension if convicted of the crime.
We realize it’s a testing time for you and your family. But navigating the law and dealing with the prosecution can prove futile without retaining a professional San Diego vehicular manslaughter lawyer. We know the stakes are high. That’s why we evaluate your case with an aggressive approach to build a strong defense in your favor. Our defensive strategies involve proving to the court that your actions were not negligent. For example, it might be that your actions did not cause the death of another human. Another scenario we push forward is the possibility of you not operating the vehicle at the time of the accident.
All these factors combined with the excellent negotiating skills of Marc Kohnen can prove beneficial in your favor.
Marc knows how Californian law functions as a regular attendant of San Diego courtrooms for the past decade. Not only that, but he has also helped several clients gain the ‘not guilty’ verdict, including Hollywood celebrities.
While hiring a criminal defense lawyer, you can be confused about the privacy breach. But make no mistake: practice your right not to speak in front of the police or law enforcement while being arrested. That’s because what you say can and will be used against you in court. We especially recommend not even talking to your family members as they can be coerced by law enforcement to confide. Instead, you can trust us for a confidential one-on-one meeting with Marc Kohnen. During your initial consultation, Marc will go through your case specifications and discuss the possible outcome for you.
No matter the severity of your charges, Marc will represent you compassionately in court while negotiating on your behalf.
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