Vehicular Manslaughter Charges Defense Attorney in Phoenix, Arizona
A number of different driving-related charges can result from the death of someone in a traffic accident, and any of these can lead to a charge of vehicular manslaughter. Vehicular manslaughter is a serious charge that can turn into a misdemeanor or felony conviction, depending on the circumstances. If there is a fatality involved, a driver can be charged with second-degree murder. The Shah Law Firm PLLC of Phoenix, Arizona has over twelve years of experience working with vehicular manslaughter cases and will use its knowledge and skill to prepare a defense that ensures the best outcome for your case.
Driving Under the Influence
In the state of Arizona, anyone driving an automobile with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher can be charged with driving under the influence (DUI). A DUI charge can also be given to anyone driving under the influence of illegal drugs that impair their ability to drive. A DUI charge can also lead to a charge of vehicular manslaughter if the driver harms anyone while driving. If you’ve been charged with a DUI, it’s important to determine whether or not sobriety and blood tests were properly administered and gave accurate results. The Shah Law Firm PLLC of Phoenix, Arizona knows when a DUI charge is not properly made and will use its expertise to determine whether or not you may be found innocent.
Other Violations Resulting in Manslaughter
A DUI is not the only violation that can result in a manslaughter charge. Driving over the speed limit, especially if it is 85 miles per hour or more, can be interpreted as reckless driving, and may result in a Class 2 felony. Charges of aggressive driving, in which the driver ignores traffic signs or signals, follows another driver too closely, or fails to yield right of way, can become a manslaughter charge if another driver is injured or killed as a result. Drag racing on the street is yet another violation that can result in manslaughter. The Shah Law Firm PLLC of Phoenix, Arizona will use the unique circumstances of your case to defend your rights.
Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter
Manslaughter is considered a Class 2 felony in Arizona and carries a minimum penalty of four to ten years of imprisonment. For a BAC of 0.15 or higher, it can even mean up to 21 years in prison. However, with the right defense, a manslaughter charge can result in probation with no jail time. The Shah Law Firm PLLC is dedicated to investigating the details of your case to ensure that you get the minimum sentence possible.
Call to Schedule a Professional Legal Consultation with a Vehicular Manslaughter Charges Defense Attorney in Phoenix, Arizona Today
If you’ve been charged with vehicular manslaughter, it is imperative that you schedule a professional legal consultation with a vehicular manslaughter charges defense attorney in Phoenix, Arizona. Call the Shah Law Firm PLLC at (602) 888-0369 and let Arja Shah represent you today. The Shah Law Firm PLLC of Phoenix, Arizona also serves Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Goodyear, and Apache Junction.