It only takes a second for a devastating and even fatal car accident to occur. If the person responsible for a fatal car accident survives the incident, he or she will almost always face a charge of vehicular manslaughter. Vehicular manslaughter is the unintentional killing of another individual in a motor-vehicle accident.
Although unintentional, vehicular manslaughter is a serious crime. Individuals who have been charged with vehicular manslaughter should seek legal assistance immediately. Contact the Champaign-Urbana criminal defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices to speak with a lawyer today.
There are a number of items that a jury will look at in a case involving vehicular manslaughter. Charges of vehicular manslaughter usually deal with types of driving that are illegal, such as intoxicated or reckless driving. For instance, if a person charged with vehicular manslaughter was found with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that was above the legal limit of his or her state, usually .08, then the jury may find it difficult to side with him or her.
Other cases of vehicular manslaughter have involved individuals attempting to flee police or the scene of an accident. Individuals who perform such acts may receive a felony in the state of Illinois. Penalties for vehicular homicide may also depend on the criminal history of the defendant.
Illinois is tough on criminals accused of vehicular homicide. For a lawyer familiar with cases of vehicular homicide, Contact the Champaign criminal defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices today at (217) 328-6000.