A Negligent Homicide Charge Can Lead to Severe Penalties
Tucson, Arizona, Negligent Homicide Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with DUI following an accident in which another driver or passenger was killed, you may face class four felony charges. Under statutes relating to criminal negligence, drug or alcohol-related accidents can lead to negligent homicide charges against the allegedly impaired driver. Negligent homicide can carry a prison sentence of one to nearly four years for a first offense.
Was it all due to impairment? What were the factors that caused the accident and death?
At the Tucson, Arizona Law Offices of Stephen Paul Barnard, we review all the angles of your charges in order to build the best possible vehicular homicide defense. We have the resources available to thoroughly investigate your accident, including accident reconstruction specialists and medical experts.
As we look at the full range of factors in your case, we ask the questions that the prosecutor is not likely to ask. Did your impairment absolutely cause the accident and death? How much at fault was the other driver? Negligent homicide charges are serious and we make sure every legal option is explored.
We handle all defense cases relating to Arizona DUI charges, including:
- Vehicular child abuse
- DUI aggravated assault
- Criminal damage
- Vehicular manslaughter
- Second degree murder
- Leaving the scene
25 years of criminal defense experience and DUI trial skills on your side
Our extensive experience with all levels of vehicular homicide ensures that you have a skilled advocate on your side. As with every one of the cases we handle, we do not push our clients into an "easy" plea bargain when we know that solid defenses exist that might result in charges being dropped, or a verdict of "not guilty." Giving you an honest assessment of your case, we make sure you have everything you need to make a truly informed decision.
Talk to a negligent homicide defense attorney who can make a difference
If you or someone you love has been charged with negligent homicide, get the relentless legal help you need. Contact us right away.