Have You Been Charged With Vehicular Homicide? You Need a Vehicular Homicide Attorney From the Team at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP to Protect Your Rights
A vehicular homicide offense, although often a misdemeanor in the state of Massachusetts, can have serious consequences for someone convicted of the charge.
If you need the trained assistance of a vehicular homicide attorney and you are in the Worcester or Springfield, MA areas, then you need to contact the law offices of Murphy & Rudolf, LLP today. This criminal defense team has over 50 years of cumulative experience representing people accused of crimes and fighting for their freedom successfully. Contact Murphy & Rudolf, LLP for a free consultation today. You can fill out the online contact form or call directly at (508) 570-3037.
A Vehicular Homicide Attorney Understands the Specifics of the Law
According to Massachusetts penal code MGL c. 90 s. 24G paragraph (b), “Whoever operates a motor vehicle recklessly or negligently so that the lives or safety of the public might be endangered and by any such operation causes the death of another person, shall be guilty of homicide by a motor vehicle.” The punishment for conviction of vehicular homicide has a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 days in jail or a house of correction, and a maximum of two and one-half years imprisoned. The minimum fine is $300, but can reach upwards of $3,000. There is also a 15 year loss of license associated with this conviction.
Note that the severity of the crime changes if the driver was operating under the influence of drug or alcohol. For instance, the crime of homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating substance carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in a state prison and a $5,000 fine. This is in addition to a minimum 15 year license loss. This crime, which is described under paragraph (a) of MGL c. 90 s. 24G, is a felony offense.
In order to get a conviction on vehicular homicide while operating under the influence, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the driver was intoxicated. A skilled vehicular homicide attorney not only understands the law, but also knows how to defend against the accusations. Do you need the legal representation of a highly-trained criminal defense attorney? Contact the law offices of Murphy & Rudolf, LLP today for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case. You can schedule the free consultation online via the contact form, or call directly now: (508) 570-3037.
A Vehicular Homicide Attorney Employs Defense Strategy Throughout the Entirety of the Process
If you or a loved one has been accused of vehicular homicide or manslaughter, then having a criminal defense attorney from the start is the best plan of action. Your defense attorney can help protect your rights, in particular during an interrogation or an interview by law enforcement. Top criminal defense may also collect additional evidence independently to benefit the outcome of your case.
Call the law offices of Murphy & Rudolf, LLP if you are in the Springfield or Worcester areas of Massachusetts and in need of the best criminal defense. You can schedule a free consultation by completing the online contact form, or by calling our representatives now: (508) 570-3037.