Chandler Vehicular Homicide Attorney

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.

Why Trust AZ Defenders With a Chandler Vehicular Homicide Case?

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.

  • Our Chandler vehicular homicide attorneys understand what is at stake in these cases, and we are not going to be intimidated by aggressive prosecutors.
  • We are known as aggressive defense attorneys who are not afraid to defend our clients’ rights in the courtroom.
  • With more than 20 years of combined legal experience, you can be sure we understand the laws and defenses related to your case.

How Serious Is A Vehicular Homicide Charge?

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:

  • Recklessly caused the death of another person
  • Intentionally or knowingly committed murder in the heat of passion

There are various factors that could lead to a vehicular manslaughter charge in Arizona. This could include:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Distracted driving
  • Excessive speed
  • Aggressive driving
  • Racing

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.

What Will An Attorney Do In Such a Situation?

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:

  • Proving that there were other parties at-fault for the incident
  • Contesting DUI test results
  • Finding flaws in the police procedure regarding the incident
  • Showing that you were not reckless or negligent while driving

Your attorney will diligently work to obtain all evidence in your case, including video and photo surveillance, eyewitness accounts, accident reports, and more.

Moving Forward From Here

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.