Vehicular manslaughter is defined by the State of Mississippi as the death of another person caused by the driver of a motor vehicle who exhibits gross negligence when operating the car. While vehicular manslaughter can occur outside of alcohol or drug consumption, the most commonly prosecuted vehicular manslaughter cases are a result of a Mississippi DUI.
Penalties for vehicular manslaughter are exceptionally harsh, and will make life exceedingly more difficult for you. If you are found guilty, you have not only experienced a life change by being involved in an accident in which someone else died, but you will also experience life changes as a result of being blamed for their death and being sentenced to prison time, heavy fines, loss of car insurance, loss of your driver’s license and even the loss of your vehicle.
If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter in Mississippi, it is imperative that you contact an experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as possible. The prosecution will do everything possible to ensure that you are found guilty in a court of law and to stand up against their tactics, you need a defense attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Contact the Law Firm of Ross, Kelley & Martin, PLLC to discuss your case with an expert DUI lawyer who will investigate your case and lay out your options for you, so you can make the best decisions regarding your rights and your future. Call today. You can’t afford to wait!