Charged with DUI after a Fatal Accident? Call Now
Driving under the influence of alcohol can result in more than only DUI charges. In the event of an accident in which you are found at-fault because of your impairment, you can face serious charges. In Arizona, if another driver or passenger dies in accident, you face class two felony charges of manslaughter.
Manslaughter? On what grounds?
Recklessly causing the death of another person qualifies for a manslaughter classification in Arizona. It is not unusual for an intoxicated driver's actions to be viewed as "reckless." Manslaughter is a Class 2 felony, and it typically carries a prison sentence of three to 12.5 years for first-time offenders.
At the Law Offices of Stephen Paul Barnard, P.C., we will provide a clear explanation of the manslaughter charges you are facing and do what it takes to wage an aggressive defense. Our primary goal is to get all felony charges dismissed or reduced to misdemeanor level offenses, and help you avoid the prison sentence that results from a felony conviction.
You will have the information to make an informed decision about your case
Attorney Stephen Paul Barnard has more than 25 years of DUI experience and is a former prosecutor. We always approach your case from the perspective of the prosecution. We know exactly what to look for, every time. When you have the benefit of our knowledge, experience and passion on your side, you will find it much easier to understand the system and decide whether or not you want to proceed to trial.
We handle all defense cases relating to Arizona DUI charges, including:
- Vehicular manslaughter, negligent homicide, second degree murder
- Aggravated assault, aggravated DUI
- Felony endangerment
- Leaving the scene of a DUI accident
- Extreme DUI .15 and super extreme DUI .20
- Multiple arrest DUI
Contact us to discuss the circumstances of your arrest and vehicular manslaughter charges. We provide a free initial consultation and will meet you at the police station or your home, if you cannot come to our offices.