Striking another vehicle head-on can lead to serious legal consequences under certain circumstances. A man in Tennessee is facing vehicular homicide charges after a collision that took the life of three people. Because of the potential for jail time when vehicular homicide charges are on the table, a vigorous defense strategy may be in the best interest of anyone charged.
The 37-year-old man behind the wheel was heading south on a highway when he left his lane for reasons which have yet to be determined. He hit an oncoming vehicle head-on. That vehicle was carrying a male, female and their 11-year-old daughter. All three died at the scene of the crash.
The man was arrested and held on a $1 million bond. It was reported that back in 2007 he crossed a center line and hit three cars resulting in the death of his passenger during that incident, although it is unclear if he faced any charges related to that similar incident. He also has traffic violations on his record related to other incidents.
A charge of vehicular homicide can impact a person's freedom, finances and right to drive in Tennessee again. The gravity of the situation underscores the need for a comprehensive defense strategy focused on avoiding conviction and/or minimizing the impact of the charge. Fortunately, every person accused of a crime is entitled to their day in court, alongside their chosen defense counsel, in order to contest the formal accusations and seek a favorable result that is in his or her best interests.
Source: theleafchronicle.com, "Driver charged with vehicular homicide", Alexander Harris, Oct. 18, 2015