Pennsylvania Vehicular Manslaughter Defense Attorneys
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.
Most people charged with vehicular manslaughter are not criminals
At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, Mr.Vatz 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; an error 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
Mr. Vatz works to defend the rights of clients charged with vehicular manslaughter. He makes sure that any allegations of alcohol use are valid. He analyzes any field sobriety tests and BAC tests administered after the accident, consulting with experts when needed. If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter, contact an attorney who has the experience and knowledge to defend you vigorously against the charges. Call today for a free initial consultation.
Intangible consequences of a charge or conviction of vehicular manslaughter
A conviction of 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. If you are involved in custody or immigration proceedings, they could be affected by a conviction of vehicular manslaughter. 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 defense lawyer who will defend you vigorously in court and before the media. Call attorney Melvin Vatz at the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz at (412) 391-3030 to schedule your free consult. From our Pittsburgh office we serve western Pennsylvania, including communities such as Cranberry Township, New Castle, Beaver, Sharon, Westmoreland, Uniontown, Monroeville, McKeesport, and Greensburg, as well as counties such as Allegheny, Washington, Butler, Beaver, and Westmoreland.