Criminal Accusations for Fatal DUI Accidents in CA
A DUI accident may result in serious criminal charges for a driver. If such an accident results in the loss of life, charges may escalate to vehicular manslaughter, the most serious DUI related charges facing those in California who are accused of drunk driving. At the Law Office of John Campanella, we have the experience to handle these difficult cases. The defense of a vehicular manslaughter case will require the most vigorous and expert criminal defense attainable.
Sacramento DUI attorney John Campanella has many years' experience in defending clients accused of all levels of misdemeanor as well as felony DUI (driving under the influence) accusations, and Mr. Campanella is ready to go to work for you. If you or a close friend or family member is facing charges of vehicular manslaughter, you will need qualified legal counsel without delay. You face the risk of years of prison time if you're found guilty, as well as the stigma of a prison record, known as a “strike” under California's recent Three Strikes Law. However, if you're well represented by a seasoned DUI defense attorney, you stand a much better chance of facing lesser charges and punishments – or possibly, completely avoiding a conviction and keeping your record clean.
Punishments for DUI Manslaughter
A DUI manslaughter conviction in Sacramento may result in the following penalties for a defendant:
- Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated – County jail time up to one year, or as much as 16 months, or even two to four years in state prison.
- Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated and with Gross Negligence – County jail time up to one year, or as much as four, six or ten years in state prison.
Penalties may differ depending on circumstances, whether the defendant has a past criminal record, previous DUIs and more.
Contact a Sacramento DUI Lawyer Today!
If you want to know more about the vehicular manslaughter charges facing you, call Sacramento DUI attorney John Campanella right now at 877-DUI-JOHN (877-384-5646), or click here for a free case evaluation and to get started on the preservation of your good name.