Fort Worth Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyer
Skilled Defense Firm in Fort Worth, TX
If you were recently involved in an auto accident or other driving-related incident that resulted in the death or serious injury of another person, you may be charged with the felony crime of vehicular manslaughter. If not handled effectively, these charges could result in a conviction that carries serious penalties, including fines and time in prison.
I believe every individual deserves the best criminal defense possible. I also believe that the right criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between a successful resolution and being bound by a criminal record.
My years of experience working within the criminal justice system has led to many successful results for my clients. No matter how serious the case, let my firm, The Law Office of Samuel R. Terry, P.C., provide the aggressive representation you need.
Fighting the Penalties of a Conviction
Charges for vehicular manslaughter can result from a variety of driving incidents. If an individual is alleged to have been killed as a result of drunk driving, or failure to drive with reasonable care for the safety of others, the defendant could be charged with vehicular manslaughter. This would also be true if the defendant is believed to have exhibited reckless behavior while driving that resulted in another person's death.
When determining the appropriate penalties for this offense, courts take into account the defendant's criminal record and other factors, including the degree of intoxication measured by blood or breath tests. Sentences range from a Class A misdemeanor with one year of jail time and a $4,000 fine all the way up to a first degree felony with a prison term of 5 to 99 years and fines of up to $10,000.
Legal Assistance at Your Moment of Need
If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter, schedule your free initial case evaluation today. I have represented countless clients in serious criminal cases and DWI cases of all kinds, and have the knowledge and determination that is necessary to fight your charges at trial. I am licensed to practice criminal defense by the Supreme Court of Texas, as well as in the U.S. Federal Court for the Northern District of Texas. As a Fort Worth DWI lawyer, I can provide the aggressive advocacy you need.
Contact my firm right away to get started on your defense.