When facing vehicular manslaughter charges, you may feel like you're in a horrible nightmare and that you should just plead guilty and throw yourself on the mercy of the court. But don't do it.
The legal system is a complex entity and it is vitally-important that you receive wise counsel from an attorney experienced with such important cases to help you navigate through the proceedings, ensure that you receive the very best defense and do everything possible to mitigate – lessen the severity of – possible consequences of the charges.
Even if there are claims of surveillance video, eyewitness testimony or physical evidence, you are innocent until proven guilty and it is crucial that you protect your rights throughout every step of the process. Penalties for conviction can be extremely severe, so it is imperative that you do not delay in obtaining competent assistance.
As an example, according to news reports, the accused in a recent Pennsylvania case benefitted greatly from the services of an experienced attorney when...
Charges for homicide by vehicle, homicide by vehicle while DUI and involuntary manslaughter were reduced to misdemeanors after the defense's presentation of an accident reconstruction expert convinced a police investigator that his conclusion was wrong that only a person guilty of driving under the influence could have caused the accident.
The defendant would never have had the opportunity to have those charges reduced, if he hadn't had a highly-skilled defense attorney working for him.
While results such as this cannot be guaranteed, if you're facing the potentially life-altering charge of vehicular manslaughter in Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Menifee, Perris, Banning, Hemet, Corona, Winchester or Riverside, you owe it to yourself to do everything possible to mount an effective defense – beginning with obtaining the services of an experienced attorney.
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