Vehicular homicide is one of those crimes that noncriminals are often accused of. That is, normal, law-abiding people with no intention to harm or kill anyone are charged because of the results of a breath, urine or blood test after a fatal car accident. The amount of alcohol involved in the charges against a driver may have been modest.
The person who was killed may have actually caused the accident by committing a traffic violation. The person who died may have been a jaywalking pedestrian — who may also have been drinking before the accident. However, when the evidence of the blood alcohol content test of one of the drivers turns up a BAC of .08 percent or higher — even the less responsible one — that person is typically charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI).
When a death occurs, vehicular homicide charges are often brought against a driver with blood alcohol content above a certain level, even a driver who did not disobey any rules of the road.
As in any other criminal case, every element of criminal charges should be examined carefully. Read about the challenges involved in defense after a vehicular homicide arrest on this Web page: Defending a Vehicular Homicide Case. Fighting unwarranted DUI charges is often the only effective way to fight vehicular homicide charges. To discuss your case with an experienced, accomplished criminal defense attorney, contact the Law Office of Rob McKinney.
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Defense in a vehicular assault or vehicular homicide case requires a resourceful and determined defense lawyer. For an appointment with attorney Rob McKinney, call 615-686-2115 or contact us through this website.