Washington Vehicular Homicide Lawyer
Have you been charged with Vehicular Homicide? Do not face this charge alone!
Killing someone is one of the most serious crimes you can be charged with, not only in Washington, but around the world. Killing someone with a vehicle can cause someone to be charged with vehicular homicide. Specifically, in Washington, being found guilty of vehicular homicide can come with a hefty fine and a lengthy imprisonment. A charge of vehicular homicide can have detrimental impacts on your record that can follow you for life. Do not face these charges alone. Do not face the court room alone. Let Weber Law help you today!
Washington Vehicular Homicide Charges and Penalties
What is Vehicular Homicide?
If the death of any person happens as a result of an injury caused by a person driving a vehicle, the person driving the vehicle is guilty of vehicular homicide. For the death to be considered vehicular homicide, it must have occurred within three years of the accident and as a result of the injury.
The driver is guilty of vehicular homicide if the driver was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or any drug, driving in a reckless manner, or driving with disregard for the safety of others.
What is the Punishment?
Vehicular homicide is a class A felony. A class A felony is punishable by imprisonment for up to life, a $50,000.00, or both.
If the vehicular homicide was committed by a person under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or drug, two years are added to the sentence.
As the penalty can be imprisonment for the rest of your life, it is important to have knowledgeable counsel who can advocate for the lowest sentence possible for you. A sentence reduction can be possible, but not without an attorney.
Even as a Defendant of a Crime, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights. It is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction of your charges. Do not try and fight these charges on your own, Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a vehicular homicide charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been charged with Vehicular Homicide, and how can WEBER LAW help?
It can be scary and nerve wracking to have criminal charges on your record. It has an added severity when a decade in prison and hefty fines are the punishments. The court system can be intimidating, and without good legal help, the consequences can be devastating. Our experienced team is comfortable looking at evidence, negotiating potential plea agreements, and defending you in court. There are ways to fight the charge of vehicular homicide. Additionally, Weber Law will look at all the evidence available including but not limited to, speaking to potential witnesses, looking at the crime scene, and the victim’s side of the accident. Weber Law will work to lower your charge or sentence. We will fight for you to keep your record clean. Vehicular homicide, no matter the circumstances, is not a charge that you want to fight alone. Let our team of experienced attorneys help you navigate the criminal justice system. If you or someone you know has been charged with vehicular homicide in the State of Washington, contact Weber Law for a consultation today.
WA ST § 46.61.524, Vehicular homicide, assault – Revocation of driving privilege – Eligibility for reinstatement
WA ST § 46.61.520, Vehicular homicide – Penalty
WA ST § 9A.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after
A Seattle, Washington Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You
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