Vehicular Manslaughter

Vehicular Manslaughter

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident is a traumatic occurrence.  Being involved in a motor vehicle accident where you are believed to be at fault is even worse.  But nothing can prepare a person for the life-changing experience one will go through when another person is killed or seriously injured in an accident and you are suspected of being at fault.

 What Happens if I am Involved in an Accident Resulting in a Fatality?

From the outset, law enforcement is going to handle the accident much differently.  Instead of pulling over to the side of the road and exchanging information, police officers are going to shut the road down for several hours and try to gather as much evidence from the roadway, witnesses, and most importantly, you.  They are going to ask where you were coming from, what you were doing at the time of the accident, and whether you had been drinking.  They are going to ask to look at your cell phone.  And, even though you may not be going off in handcuffs that day or night, you can expect that they are planning on filing charges and getting a warrant for your arrest in the future.

DWI and Vehicular Homicide

It is worse is if you are suspected of drinking, being intoxicated, or under the influence of drugs.  In addition to trying to find out where you were coming from (so they can go to the bar or location to talk to witnesses), how much you had to drink, and how you feel, police officers are going to try and get your to perform field sobriety testing.  And you can forget about “Do not blow.”  Refuse a breath test or blood test and law enforcement is going to take your blood any way, even over your objection, even by using force if necessary.

Experienced Vehicular Manslaughter Attorneys Defending Vehicular Homicide Charges Throughout the State of Texas

If you are suspected of and arrested for driving while intoxicated and someone has been killed or seriously injured, you need an experienced attorney like Sierra Hatley or Board Certified Criminal Attorney Brent Mayr to represent you as soon as possible. The team has unparalleled experience and knowledge of how these cases are investigated and prosecuted having worked with the police officers who conduct these specialized investigations. Sierra and Brent know the “in’s” and “out’s” of what is really happening. Former prosecutor Brent Mary knows how these cases are prosecuted he and Sierra will provide the most effective representation to individuals suspected and charged with one of these crimes.

Below are the various offenses one could face after being involved in an accident where someone is killed:


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