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Intoxication Manslaughter

Penalties in Manslaughter Cases

There are several types of manslaughter charges that can be brought in a DUI case. Manslaughter differs from murder in that the act is not considered to be premeditated; the death was not intended before the incident occurred. When an individual drives in a manner that is deemed incautious or lacking a concern for the safety of others, it is called "gross negligence". In vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, a person was killed as an immediate result of an illegal act but there was no "gross negligence" involved.

Gross vehicular manslaughter, however, is considered to be a harsher charge than vehicular manslaughter with more severe punishments. In our firm, Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP, we know that any accident involving a fatality can have life changing consequences. In addition to the devastating effects of the accident itself, you may now be facing misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the circumstances of your case. You can spend anywhere from one year in county jail up to 10 years in state prison if you are convicted. It is likely that your driving privileges will be suspended for a lengthy period. Considering the penalties, it is vital that an experienced Pasadena DUI attorney be used to mount a winning defense on your behalf.

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When it is the best possible outcome for your situation, we are prepared to negotiate to get your charges reduced. When a trial is needed, we look for sloppy police investigatory actions, improper law enforcement procedures, incomplete or unclear scientific information and other avenues to defend you. At times, it can be proven that your actions were not the actual cause of the accident. There could have been other factors that brought the unfortunate incident about.

Our newly formed Criminal Defense department has been established to protect the rights of individuals, such as you, who need lawyers that work long and hard to help clients charged with criminal offenses. Our firm includes former law enforcement personnel, prosecutors and public defenders. We know how the system works, what prosecutors will try to prove and what needs to be done to successfully defend a DUI manslaughter case.

When you or a loved one face DUI manslaughter charges, quickly contact a DUI Lawyer in Pasadena for an effective defense.

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