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Reno Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyer

Vehicular Manslaughter Defined

Vehicular manslaughter is a terrible crime that occurs when the negligent operation of a vehicle results in the death of an innocent victim such as another motorist, motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrian or a passenger in another vehicle. This crime often occurs when the accused has been under the influence of drugs or alcohol while operating a vehicle, but any unlawful act that is not a felony being committed while operating a vehicle will constitute vehicular manslaughter in Nevada, a felony DUI offense. Other examples of this include crimes as innocent as speeding.

Tragically, lives are lost on the streets and highways of this nation every day, and in many cases, alcohol is the contributing factor. In some states, the death of another motorist or a pedestrian has been prosecuted and punished as murder. This type of offense is the most serious and expert assistance is a necessity. If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter, it is critical that you exercise your right to remain silent until your attorney is present. As soon as is possible, speak with a Reno DUI attorney from my firm who can listen to your recount of the events and begin to put together a case for your defense.

Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter

The penalties for committing vehicular manslaughter are very serious and can cause the kind of damage in one’s life that can take years to repair. If the incident resulted in the death of another person, vehicular manslaughter charges will be filed in addition to mandatory felony DUI charges for the level of severity. There are a variety of penalties that can be imposed for vehicular manslaughter such as jail time, parole, probation, fines and revocation of driver’s license.

The courts will take into account a variety of factors before sentencing, such as previous convictions if any, or previous experience with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If the accused was found to be under the influence at the time of the accident, this will significantly increase the likelihood of a harsh sentence. This sentence could potentially be reduced, however, if the attorney representing the accused is seasoned and experienced enough to know how to properly defend this type of DUI case. Since 1999, Walter Fey has focused primarily on criminal defense, and has represented many defendants in cases of vehicular manslaughter.

Contact a Reno vehicular manslaughter attorney from my firm for immediate legal help .

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