Atlanta Vehicular Manslaughter Attorney
DUI Charges Involving Homicide by Vehicle
In Georgia, vehicular manslaughter is known as homicide by vehicle. This
is an incident where a person causes the death of another driver, passenger,
cyclist, pedestrian, or other individual through the negligent operation
of a vehicle. Homicide by vehicle may be considered a misdemeanor or felony
DUI is involved, the penalties of a conviction carry heavy consequences.
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Georgia DUI Manslaughter Law
Homicide by vehicle is defined in Title 40 of the Georgia Code (O.C.G.A
§ 40-6-393). Depending on the particular circumstances of an incident,
individuals may face a homicide by vehicle charge for any number of reasons.
In addition, these circumstances may also influence the severity of the charge.
For example, leaving the scene of an accident in which another person suffers
fatal injuries during or after the incident is punishable by a first-degree
felony. Similarly, being arrested for DUI in relation to a homicide by
vehicle charge may also increase the severity of the conviction and punishments.
Penalties for DUI Homicide by Vehicle
Vehicular manslaughter with charge of DUI is considered one of the most
serious offenses. If you have been arrested for causing the death of another
individual while intoxicated or impaired, you may be charged with a first-degree
felony. This is
punishable by a jail sentence of 3 to 15 years. If you have previous criminal violations, you could face as much as 20
years in prison.
Jail time is only one of several punishments in DUI-related offenses.
You may also face thousands of dollars in fines and suspension of your
driver's license. In total, a DUI homicide by vehicle can severely impede your employment
opportunities and your overall livelihood. Do not face these charges alone—consult
an Atlanta DUI lawyer that is capable of protecting your rights in court!
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A DUI arrest does not guarantee a conviction, and with the right defense,
you may be able to avoid the penalties. Our DUI defense team has years
of experience tackling DUI cases of all kinds. It pays to know both sides
of the courtroom, and
as former prosecutors, our DUI lawyers in Atlanta have the knowledge and skills necessary for
exposing weaknesses in the prosecution's case. Do not suffer criminal
punishments that you do not deserve!