Defending Clients Accused of Causing Fatal Car Accidents
An auto accident in which someone dies is a traumatic experience for everyone involved. Many times, the police feel that blame needs to be placed on one of the parties involved. If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter, you need a dedicated legal advocate.
At The Law Office of Charles B. Smith, we protect the rights of clients accused of causing fatal car accidents. San Mateo vehicular manslaughter attorney Charles B. Smith, a former police officer and former prosecutor, has more than 25 years of criminal law experience in California.
Investigating the Facts of Your Case and Protecting Your Rights
In order to convict you of vehicular manslaughter, the prosecutors need to prove that you caused someone's death by violating the Vehicle Code or by driving carelessly. You may be accused of causing a fatal accident through an act such as one of the following:
- Driving under the influence
- Driving over the speed limit
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Changing lanes without signaling
- Turning without watching out for pedestrians
- Paying inadequate attention in the vicinity of children
If you are accused of causing someone's death by driving recklessly, you could be charged with the felony version of vehicular manslaughter, which could subject you to a harsh sentence in state prison, as well as the long-term consequences of a felony criminal record.
You deserve the assistance of an attorney who will make sure your side of the story is told. Mr. Smith will carefully investigate the facts of your case, exploring all possible options for getting your charges dismissed or reduced, and pursuing an acquittal at trial if necessary.
Call a San Francisco Vehicular Homicide Attorney at 650-425-7703
If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter in California, you need an experienced defense lawyer. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 650-425-7703 or e-mail us. We accept credit cards, are available outside of regular business hours, and regularly visit our clients who are in jail.