Vehicular Manslaughter in Pittsburgh

Our Criminal Defense Lawyer Defends Your Rights

When death results from an accident involving drunk driving, reckless driving, or other criminal behavior, the driver can be charged with homicide by vehicle or involuntary manslaughter. In some cases, depending upon how extreme the reckless behavior was, charges of general homicide may be filed.

Get the Skilled Advocacy You Need

At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, our Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer has many years of experience with vehicular manslaughter defense. He understands that many people charged with vehicular homicide are not career criminals.

Rather, they are individuals who made a serious error in judgment that has serious consequences. If alcohol was involved in the accident, a person convicted of vehicular manslaughter faces mandatory prison time.

How an Experienced Lawyer Can Help

Attorney Vatz works to defend the rights of clients charged with vehicular manslaughter, by taking any or all of the following actions:

  • Making sure that any allegations of alcohol use are valid
  • Analyzing any field sobriety tests and BAC tests administered after the accident
  • Consulting with experts when needed

Intangible Consequences of a Charge or Conviction

A conviction for vehicular manslaughter results in intangible penalties as well as the probability of jail time. You will be convicted in the court of public opinion even if you are ultimately found not guilty in a court of law. Your career and your position in the community may suffer.

Further, if you are involved in custody or immigration proceedings, they could be affected by a conviction. It is important to have an attorney who can protect you against the non-legal consequences of a charge.

If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter in Pennsylvania, contact a Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer who can defend you vigorously in court and before the media. We offer free initial consultations to all new clients.