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Vehicular Manslaughter in Birmingham

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You may be charged with vehicular manslaughter if you are accused of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs or simply driving negligently and causing an accident that results in someone's death. With such charges, you could be facing serious penalties, including jail time and paying restitution to the victim's family. This could ruin your future and disrupt your life goals.

If you have been arrested, contact a Birmingham ​​​​criminal defense attorney right away so they can get a head start on building a solid defense for you.

Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter in Alabama

Vehicular manslaughter occurs when serious injury from a collision results in another individual's death. The accident does not involve any malice or intent but is caused by negligent or careless behavior, such as drinking and driving. A vehicular manslaughter conviction is a Class B felony, which is a very serious offense.

You could face the flowing penalties for a conviction:

  • Between 2 and 20 years in jail
  • 10 to 99 years in jail for a previous felony conviction
  • Up to $30,000 in fines
  • Revocation of driver's license

Building a Solid Defense for Vehicular Manslaughter Charges

Manslaughter cases can be complicated. Unlike homicide cases where the intent is present, you had no intent to cause the death, as the collision was entirely accidental. However, this can make it difficult for you to fight the charges. A Birmingham vehicular manslaughter ​​​​​attorney from Tidwell Law Group, LLC can argue instead for causation—that the death alone is not enough to convict you of manslaughter.

It is the prosecution's job is to show a connection between the death and the conduct of the defendant. Even if you are not completely successful in causing doubt over causation, you may still be able to have your charges reduced to a less serious offense such as criminally negligent homicide.

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Tidwell Law Group, LLC can work to weaken the prosecution's case against you. The firm has helped countless clients in the 15 years it has been serving individuals in Alabama. They can offer you the highest quality counsel so you can avoid such serious punishments.

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