Vehicular Homicide Lawyer in Carmel
Defending Your Freedom in Westchester or Putnam County
Arrested for vehicular homicide or manslaughter? When a car accident results in the death of another, particularly when drugs or alcohol were involved, it is possible for the driver to be criminally charged. If you or a loved one is facing these serious charges, you should immediately reach out to The Law Office of Keith R. Murphy. Our Carmel vehicular homicide lawyer is here to discuss your options and protect your rights.
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Second Degree Vehicular Homicide
An individual may be charged with this offense when the person is intoxicated or impaired and motor vehicle violations result in the death of another person. It must be proven that intoxication was a cause of the accident led to fatality. This charge is a Class D felony. If convicted, it carries up to seven years and a maximum fine of $5,000.
First Degree Vehicular Homicide
This offense may be charged when an individual commits vehicular manslaughter in the second degree and has a BAC of .018% or higher, is driving with a suspended or revoked license in NY or another state, has previous conviction for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol within the last 10 years, has a prior vehicular homicide, assault, or manslaughter conviction, causes the death of more than one person, or has a passenger that is 15 years old or younger. A conviction for this offense is a Class C felony. This conviction carries up to 15 years in prison and a maximum $5,000 in fines.
Aggravated Vehicular Homicide
This charge may be given when an individual is engaged in reckless driving, commits vehicular manslaughter and has one or more additional circumstances. These include a BAC of .18% or higher, driving with a suspended or revoked license in NY or another state, a previous conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both, a prior conviction for vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault, or vehicular homicide, causes the death of more than one person, causes one death and one or more serious injuries, or has a passenger in the vehicle that is age 15 or younger. This charge is a Class B felony. Upon conviction, a driver may face up to 25 years in prison as well as a maximum $5,000 fine.
Do Not Face Your Vehicular Homicide Charges Alone
The penalties for vehicular homicide in New York are serious and may include imprisonment of up to 25 years and large fines, depending on the severity of the charges. The Law Office of Keith R. Murphy boasts a dedicated Carmel vehicular homicide lawyer with experience representing clients facing serious charges. Do not plead guilty without discussing your options.