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Vehicular Manslaughter

Do You Need a Vehicular Manslaughter Defense Attorney in Texas?

If you have been involved in a car accident that resulted in the death of someone else, you are likely dealing with a lot of complicated emotions. You may feel sorrow for the deceased, confusion over how it happened and fear that you could be charged with vehicular manslaughter for your involvement. You need an experienced vehicular manslaughter defense lawyer you can trust to offer guidance and representation, without judgment, during this difficult time.

Morales & Sparks, P.L.L.C., has provided this type of assistance to many residents of Georgetown, San Marcos and surrounding areas. Our firm has extensive knowledge of vehicular laws and regulations. While you certainly never intended for the worst to happen in your accident, you must move forward and deal with the charges you face. We can come up with a strategy to help.

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What Constitutes Vehicular Homicide in Texas?

First, you may be wondering what vehicular homicide is. It’s a crime in which anyone besides the driver of the car is killed by the driver, because they acted in a negligent or reckless manner. Vehicular homicide is a second-degree felony in Texas. The prosecution can also charge you with vehicular homicide through one of these statutes if they believe you are at fault for a person’s death:

  • Intoxication manslaughter: This may occur when the driver is intoxicated and kills someone else.
  • Racing on a highway: When someone dies because the driver was racing or trying to set a speed record.
  • Driving with a suspended license: A driver operates a vehicle without a valid license or valid insurance and kills someone.
  • Criminally negligent homicide: Driving a car with criminal negligence, which results in the death of someone.

What Punishment Does a Conviction for Vehicular Homicide Carry in Texas?

If you are convicted of vehicular manslaughter in Texas, you may face a range of penalties. They can vary based on things including previous offenses and whether the crime has been classified as a felony or misdemeanor. A felony will generally carry more severe consequences. Punishment can range from a fine to jail time, which might go all the way to life imprisonment. Sometimes, though not always, offenses involving intoxication will receive heftier penalties.

Protect Yourself by Visiting a Vehicular Manslaughter Defense Lawyer in Georgetown or San Marcos

If you face charges of vehicular homicide or you worry you will soon face charges, enlist the assistance of an attorney who has been trained in this area and knows exactly what to do. Contact us at Morales & Sparks, P.L.L.C. We can stand by your side.

You need a trustworthy lawyer who has dealt with this type of case before. At our law firm, we get to know you and understand your case before crafting a defense or talking about a plea bargain. We even have members of our staff who speak fluent Spanish and can assist you if English is not your native tongue. We are eager to meet you and help with your case. Contact us today to discuss your vehicular manslaughter case.

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