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Louisiana Vehicular Homicide Charges
Vehicular Homicide Lawyer in Shreveport, Bossier City, Monroe, & Ruston, LA
What are the Penalties for Vehicular Homicide?
Penalties for this felony offense are often severe and heavily encouraged by the prosecution. You can face anywhere from $2,000 to $15,000 in fines and spend up to 30 years in prison. If you are convicted for this offense, you must spend at least 3 years of prison time with or without hard labor without the opportunity for parole, probation, or suspension of your sentence. If your BAC at the time of arrest was over .20%, you can be convicted of a violent crime and may not be eligible for these opportunities before you have served a minimum of five years.
Work with a Louisiana Vehicular Homicide Attorney
Immediate action is required in combating vehicular homicide charges. Without immediate investigation of the facts, evidence often disappears and witnesses forget what happened. While delays sometimes take place in retaining a criminal defense attorney, police are gathering evidence against you. Police officers are writing down or recording every statement you give to them – even when you do not have an attorney present.
Lawyer Eric Johnson promptly investigates what has occurred and will do everything possible to make sure all witnesses are identified, located and interviewed. He can locate expert witnesses to testify on your behalf. Eric also advises you on what your rights are in responding to questions by police officers or investigators for insurance companies.
A criminal conviction can stand in the way of your future and make it difficult to reintegrate into society upon the completion of your sentence. The best way to fight your charges is to align yourself with a tough defense attorney in Louisiana who focuses on DWI and traffic crimes. At The Johnson Law Firm, we have 24 years of experience defending the rights of those who are facing criminal DWI/ DUI charges in Louisiana. Call 318-377-1555 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.