Vehicular Manslaughter Attorneys in Manhattan
We Can Protect Your Rights in Court
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 our skilled Manhattan criminal defense lawyers at The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern.
Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter
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:
Vehicular manslaughter in the second degree (class D felony)
Imprisonment of up to 7 years and/or a fine of up to $5,000
Vehicular manslaughter in the first degree (class C felony)
Imprisonment of up to 15 years and/or a fine of up to $5,000
Aggravated vehicular homicide (class B felony)
Imprisonment of up to 25 years and/or a fine of up to $5,000
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.
100 Lafayette Street. Suite 501
New York, NY 10013