If your reckless actions unintentionally result in the death of another person, you can be charged with manslaughter under Texas law. When those reckless actions involve driving a vehicle, it is called vehicular manslaughter. There are many actions while driving a vehicle that can be deemed reckless by the courts. Some of the most common types of reckless driving that result in vehicular manslaughter charges are:
A vehicular manslaughter charge can be devastating to an individual. It means that you have been involved in a vehicle accident that resulted in the death of another individual. Even if you believe there was no way to avoid the situation, it can be a heartbreaking position in which to find yourself. If you are accused of reckless behavior while driving the vehicle that killed another, it makes it that much harder to bear. At KW Law, we understand how difficult this situation can be. Attorney Katie Wilson will be compassionate to your situation while pursuing your defense with determination and all the wealth of her experience in criminal court.
In the United States, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Often, it doesn’t feel that way to the person charged with vehicular manslaughter. But the legal and constitutional presumption of innocence is one of the biggest things in your favor in a manslaughter case. The burden lies with the prosecutor to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that your actions were truly reckless, knowingly putting the lives of others at risk. Whether you maintain your innocence or not, KW Law will stand with you to make sure your rights are protected, and you receive fair treatment under the law.
If you are operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and are involved in an accident where another person dies, you may be charged with intoxication manslaughter. The vehicle does not have to be a car or truck. It can be a boat, an airplane, a motorcycle, ATV, or any other type of vehicle where you are the one operating or driving.
To be convicted of intoxication manslaughter, two things must be proven: First, it must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that you were intoxicated to the point that you did not have normal use of your mental or physical faculties; and second, it must be proven that it was your intoxication that caused the accident and resulting death of the deceased. With KW Law as your legal representative, you can be assured that the evidence in your case will be carefully examined and challenged. Call us if you or a family member has been arrested for intoxicated manslaughter. We’re here to help.
It is easy to feel intimidated and overwhelmed when faced with a vehicular manslaughter charge. It is a very serious charge with harsh penalties. That is the very reason it is so important to have an experienced and competent vehicular manslaughter attorney fighting on your behalf. You deserve a fair and just review of the evidence and a legal advocate who won’t back down when fighting for her clients. Call us at KW Law. We want to hear about your case.