Vehicular Homicide

When a person is killed through the reckless or malicious use of a motor vehicle, the driver may face legal repercussions, including the charge of vehicular homicide. Almost all states have specific statutes regarding situations in which a vehicle is used to injure or kill a person. These statutes generally allow courts to treat vehicles as a deadly weapon, and can lead to murder charges, just as if a more “traditional” weapon had been used.

If you are facing charges that include vehicular homicide or manslaughter, it is extremely important that you are represented by an experienced legal professional who can help you protect your rights. Contact the Dallas defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter to discuss your case with a lawyer who will be fully committed to helping you receive a fair trial.

Impaired Driving and Vehicular Homicide

There are some factors and situations that can make it more likely for an individual to be involved in a fatal motor vehicle collision. Driving in an impaired state, for example, can increase the chance that that a person will behave regrettably. Before you get behind the wheel, remember:

  • Drunkenness cannot be used as a full defense in any case.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol may legally represent an implied intent to kill, even in situations where an accident seems unintentional.

Drunk driving is dangerous in many ways. Not only can it lead to serious injuries for yourself and others; it can also result in major legal complications.

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If you or someone you love is facing charges of vehicular homicide, reliable legal representation is an extremely important resource. Contact the Dallas criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

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