Boston Vehicular Homicide Defense Attorney
Massachusetts Vehicular Homicide Issues
Vehicular homicides are usually the results of horrible situations. Essentially, these are homicides in which the defendant was under the influence of alcohol or DUI. Many times the victims are friends and even family of the DUI defendant that were passengers in the car. Vehicular homicides not only tragically end the lives of the victim, but may also ruin the lives of many people surrounding the DUI situation.
Massachusetts Vehicular Homicide Laws
In order to prove the defendant guilty of vehicular homicide, the prosecution needs to prove several things. The prosecution needs to prove that the defendant drove on a public way, was under the influence of alcohol or drug, and recklessly or negligently operated the car in a way that caused the death of another person.
Massachusetts Vehicular Homicide Penalties
If the defendant is convicted of vehicular homicide, the defendant can face not less than 2 ½ years in prison or not more than 15 years in state prison. The defendant can also face a fine of not more than $5,000. The defendant could also face not less than 1 year or up to 2 ½ years in jail. The defendant’s license will be revoked for 15 years.
Massachusetts Vehicular Homicide Defense Lawyer
You can’t change the past no matter how much you want to. If you are charged with vehicular homicide your life and those around you may already be ruined. Unfortunately, you must also deal with the horrors of the criminal charges and the penalties are very serious. You need an experienced defense lawyer on your side to guide and help you through this process. Attorney Chan will create an aggressive legal defense to help you.
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Call Attorney Jason Chan today at 508-808-8902 to talk about your vehicular homicide case.