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What should you do if you are charged with vehicular homicide?

| Apr 14, 2016 | Vehicular Assault And Homicide

In Tennessee, vehicular homicide charges can carry serious penalties if convicted. Those charged with this crime would be wise to protect their future interests by securing the assistance of experienced defense counsel. If convicted of vehicular homicide, potential penalties could include jail time, probation, electronic monitoring and even repercussions that could follow you into your personal or work life. 

Vehicular homicide charges often follow a drunk driving accident that leads to the death of at least one person. Despite the serious nature of these circumstances, a person charged with vehicular homicide or any drunk driving related felony is still presumed innocent until and unless proved guilty in court. Protect your entitlements by exercising your right to legal counsel, secured as soon as possible after an arrest.

Your defense lawyer will carefully examine every aspect of the case against you, identifying the best defense strategy according to the underlying details. A lawyer will also ensure that your rights are properly protected and that you have every opportunity to effectively confront the charges against you. The legal process in Tennessee can be complex and overwhelming, but there is no reason that you have to face it alone. 

The days and weeks following a serious drunk driving accident and subsequent vehicular homicide charges can be overwhelming. You may feel out of control of your situation, but by seeking professional defense help as soon as possible, you may be able to protect your future and freedom. Every case is different, and in order to understand what approach is right for you, schedule a case evaluation with a member of our experienced team. 

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