Vehicular homicide charges carry significant and lifelong penalties. If you or a loved one are currently facing a vehicular homicide charge in Arizona, contact AZ Defenders as soon as possible. Our Chandler vehicular homicide attorneys will thoroughly review your case and formulate the best defense strategy on your behalf.
Charges that are as serious as vehicular homicide must be handled by a trusted attorney. At AZ Defenders, we are ready to take your case.
Vehicular homicide charges are covered under A.R.S. 13-1103, which does not differentiate between this crime and other types of manslaughter in Arizona. These cases are likely to be handled and tried in the same fashion. Arizona’s manslaughter laws state that manslaughter by vehicle involves the killing of another person by a driver. A person could face these charges if, while driving a vehicle, they:
There are various factors that could lead to a vehicular manslaughter charge in Arizona. This could include:
In Arizona, manslaughter (and therefore vehicular manslaughter) is considered a class 2 “dangerous” felony. A conviction of this charge carries a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 years in prison. If there are certain “aggravating” circumstances involved, such as an Extreme DUI as defined by a BAC of .15 or higher, the sentencing will be even more severe.
Vehicular homicide charges must be taken seriously, as they can result in severe penalties upon conviction. A skilled Chandler criminal defense attorney is going to employ several strategies to ensure you have the best possible defense. Some possible defenses could include:
Your attorney will diligently work to obtain all evidence in your case, including video and photo surveillance, eyewitness accounts, accident reports, and more.
If you or a loved one have been charged with vehicular homicide in Arizona, seek assistance from a skilled criminal defense attorney immediately. At AZ Defenders, we are going to help you handle every aspect of your case. Our team understands what is at stake for you and your family. The goal is to formulate the best defense strategy possible in an effort to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed. When you need a Chandler vehicular homicide attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (480) 456-6400.