Vehicular Homicide in Georgia
Counsel from an Aggressive Atlanta DUI Attorney
In most scenarios, DUI charges occur before any accident occurs and no
one is harmed. Unfortunately, however, this is not always the case and
dangerous, even life-threatening accidents can happen. When a person is
killed by an intoxicated driver, it is known as vehicular homicide or
"homicide by vehicle." It is a very serious allegation that
comes with very serious penalties if a conviction is reached.
If you have been charged with homicide by vehicle, then swift and decisive
action is needed to mount an effective defense. At
Thomas & Willis, LLC, our legal team brings more than 100 years of collective legal experience
to our clients' needs. Because our firm is completely dedicated to
DUI and DUI-related cases, you can rest assured that we bring unmatched
insight and strategies to your defense efforts.
You do not have to face this difficult time alone.
Contact our firm today to speak to an experienced Atlanta DUI lawyer.
Penalties & Definitions
Homicide by vehicle is described in O.C.G.A. § 40-6-393. This crime
can be charged as a misdemeanor, but, when alcohol are involved, it is
always considered a felony offense.
A felony homicide by vehicle conviction will result in:
- A minimum of three years in prison
- A maximum of 15 years in prison
- Driver's license suspension for three years
If the accused is found to be a habitual offender—and was driving
at the time of the incident without a license—these penalties can
increase. For more specific information on what penalties you might be
facing, call our team today.
Ready to Stand by Your Side
Any case in which there was a loss of life can be extremely difficult and,
as you can see, the severity of the penalties associated with these charges
are largely dependent on the judge's discretion. Our firm is prepared
to stand and face these accusations with you. We can ensure that every
possible defense avenue is explored and that the best possible outcome
will be placed within reach.
It is possible to face these charges with a proven advocate by your side.
Contact us today for a
free case evaluation.