DUI Manslaughter Defense in Los Angeles
Experienced Los Angeles DUI Attorney
Any person who allegedly drives under the influence and is involved in an accident that causes another person's death can be charged with the crime of DUI manslaughter. While a simple DUI charge may not initially seem very serious, there are serious circumstances which can quickly complicate an arrest. Regardless of the exact circumstances, intention or lack of intention is not taken into account when an arrest is made or a charge is filed.
Have you or someone you care about been arrested for DUI manslaughter? Contact the Law Offices of Scott R. Spindel today at (888) 973-0209 to speak with a Los Angeles DUI attorney.
Consequences of a DUI Manslaughter
It can be extremely terrifying to hear that you are facing charges of killing another person, even if it was as a result of DUI manslaughter. Law enforcement and prosecutors take deaths by way of drunk driving very seriously and will go to great lengths to reach a conviction. You will need an experienced and skilled Los Angeles DUI attorney on your side to protect your rights.
Depending on the exact circumstances, DUI manslaughter is typically charged as a second-degree felony. In some cases, it may be charged as a first-degree felony, leading to more serious consequences.
The penalties for a second degree DUI manslaughter conviction can include:
- Fines up to $10,000
- Up to 15 years in prison