Prosecutors are often quick to charge vehicular homicide when someone has died in a car accident. It is traumatic to have been in a fatal car accident, but being charged with the fatality adds to the trauma. Do not hesitate: Contact a lawyer.
At the Perry Shore Weisenberger & Zemlock law firm in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, we begin our defense with a thorough investigation into the accident. Our criminal defense attorneys have access to experts who know how to reconstruct the accident and determine what actually happened.
There are mandatory sentences for vehicular homicide. The actual charge may be “homicide by motor vehicle” or “homicide by motor vehicle while DUI.” Both charges are serious and both charges should be investigated. Most vehicular homicide charges cite reckless driving, gross negligence, road rage, drag racing and, in many cases, DUI.
Were you charged with DUI? If the vehicular homicide charge included a driving under the influence charge, the penalties will be even greater. Our DUI defense lawyers know how to investigate DUI charges and challenge the evidence.
Was the prosecutor charging too soon? We do our own investigation, because police and prosecutors often jump to conclusions. In many cases, the other party was negligent or at least partly to blame for the accident.
If you have been charged with vehicular homicide, our attorneys will work for the best possible resolution for you. We do that by investigating the accident and thoroughly understanding what happened and why. The prosecutor may rush to judgment, but we will not.