Criminal Defense Lawyers Representing Clients Charged With Vehicular Homicide
If an accident caused the death of another person through the operation of a vehicle, you can be charged with criminal vehicular homicide in Minnesota. A conviction for vehicular homicide can result in up to 10 years in prison, $20,000 in fines or both.
Talk To Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense Now: 612-474-5420
Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense attorneys have successfully represented clients charged with criminal vehicular homicide, including those who had a blood-alcohol level in excess of 0.08% at the time of the accident or with gross negligence. If you or a member of your family is facing a vehicular homicide charge, please call 612-474-5420. A Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense attorney is available around the clock to speak to you.
To be convicted of vehicular homicide, the prosecution must prove that the death occurred because:
- You were operating the vehicle in a grossly negligent manner.
- You were operating the vehicle in a negligent manner while under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance or a combination of those elements.
- You left the scene of the accident.
- The death was caused because the vehicle was defectively maintained, and you had been warned or cited for this defect but did not take action.
How Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense Can Help
Our attorneys will listen as you describe the circumstances surrounding the case, explain the charges against you and discuss your options. We will analyze the evidence against you and conduct our own investigation into the facts of the case.
Our firm’s private investigator will interview witnesses and examine the scene. We will call in expert witnesses, as appropriate, to analyze other factors that may have contributed to the accident. Throughout the case, we will keep you informed of developments and send you copies of the evidence.
Effective Defense In Challenging Cases
Depending on the specifics of your case, we may work to get the case dismissed or the charges against you reduced to reckless driving or take it to trial. We are skilled and experienced trial lawyers who have a long record of success in challenging cases. No matter how complex your case, you can rely on us for effective legal representation.