Drivers have a duty to drive with care and follow traffic laws to protect the health and safety of those around them. When accidents occur and individuals are killed, vehicular homicide charges can result.If you or a loved one was charged with vehicular homicide, you are in serious trouble. If convicted, you face substantial prison time, large fines and a permanent mark on your criminal record. At Jarrett Maillet J.D., P.C., we can help. Our Savannah, GA vehicular homicide defense lawyers provide aggressive, effective criminal defense to individuals throughout coastal South Georgia. We will do everything in our power to protect you from a vehicular homicide conviction.
In Georgia, vehicular homicide charges arise when a driver’s recklessness causes the death of another. The offense can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. Felony charges arise when the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, was driving in a reckless manner, when the accident involved a school bus or if the driver attempted to elude police officers.
If convicted, you face harsh penalties. Misdemeanor convictions carry up to a year in jail and fines up to $1,000. Convictions for felony vehicular homicide carry large fines and bring anywhere from three to 15 years in prison — increased up to 20 years for habitual offenders.
As soon as you have been charged with vehicular homicide, the government will start building its case against you. As former prosecutors, we know how to identify and attack weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and protect our clients’ rights. We prepare every case for trial. Our defense attorneys in Savannah, GA are dedicated to protecting your future.
The prosecution knows we are ready for a fight and often provide better plea deals. If the deal is good, we will advise you to take it. If not, we will fight for your rights in court.
Protect your rights, defend against vehicular homicide charges. Contact our Savannah vehicular homicide defense lawyers at 912-713-3426. Consultations are free.