Defending Against Charges of Manslaughter/Vehicular Manslaughter

Defending Against Charges of Manslaughter/Vehicular Manslaughter

Allegations of manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter will carry the potential to affect almost every aspect of your life. Though these charges typically acknowledge a lack of intent on behalf of the suspect, you should expect Dallas prosecutors to aggressively pursue a conviction and a range of harsh penalties against you. With that in mind, you will need to do everything you can to defend your rights and protect your future right now, while the opportunity to do so still exists.

Possible Penalties of Manslaughter/Vehicular Manslaughter Convictions

The consequences of either of these charges will carry a whole host of serious consequences, each of which will have a substantial impact upon your life. The possible penalties of both charges may result in the following:

  • Anywhere from 2-20 years in prison
  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Designation as a felon

While both charges will be pursued as second degree felonies, they may both be elevated to first degree felonies if the incident involved a firefighter, emergency medical personnel, or peace officer. As a first degree felony, these consequences will be made more severe.

Consult with a Manslaughter/Vehicular Manslaughter Defense Attorney in Dallas

If you have been charged with the accidental death of another person, you should speak with a Dallas manslaughter/vehicular manslaughter defense attorney at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter as early on in the legal process as you possibly can. To discuss the particulars of your situation with one of our Dallas criminal defense attorneys, please call our Dallas offices at (214) 845-7007 today.