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If a car accident results in a death, the driver responsible for the accident could be facing charges of vehicular manslaughter. A charge of vehicular manslaughter an turn your life upside down. If convicted, you will be facing steep fines, a prison sentence, or both. If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter, do not hesitate to consult with a skilled Brooklyn criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Michael Mullen. As a former Assistant District Attorney and an experienced trial lawyer, Michael Mullen has the knowledge and skills to protect your rights in court and employ a defense strategy geared to get the best possible outcome.
In New York, a vehicular manslaughter offense can be charged in the second degree, first degree, or as aggravated vehicular homicide. These can apply to violations while operating a car, boat, snowmobile, or other motor vehicles. The severity of punishment for vehicular manslaughter depends on the actual offense and many other circumstances, such as whether the accused was a juvenile, is considered to be a habitual DUI offender, or had prior convictions. In general, the penalties imposed are as follows:
We know how disturbing it is to be accused of causing the death of another person, and you should ensure you have top quality defense counsel on your side at once. Our firm is very experienced in handling misdemeanor and felony charges in both state and federal cases, so we have the skills to fight aggressively on your behalf and walk with you through every aspect of the legal process. We also offer free initial consultations, so you have nothing to lose in speaking with us.