28 Jan Vehicular Assault/Vehicular Manslaughter
Jefferson City Vehicular Assault and Vehicular Homicide Lawyers
Causing Injury or Death by Negligent Driving
If you or a family member is accused of causing an accident and injuring or killing someone in an auto collision, you could be facing felony charges. With your freedom at stake, you need an experienced legal team to defend you against the allegations.
The experienced criminal defense attorneys of Carson & Coil provide aggressive representation for charges of vehicular assault or vehicular homicide. We will exhaust every defense to avoid a conviction as charged, which could result in mandatory jail or prison time. Our Jefferson City firm handles criminal traffic offenses in central Missouri and statewide.
- Vehicular assault — Causing injury through reckless or criminally negligent operation of motor vehicle. This is a class C felony.
- Vehicular manslaughter — Causing a death through intoxicated or reckless operation is a class B felony. Causing a traffic fatality in the commission of another felony (such as fleeing police) can raise the stakes to a class A felony.
- Leaving the scene of an accident — It is a class D felony to leave the scene of an accident resulting in injury. The charges and penalties are sharply higher if anyone died.
Carson & Coil provides a sophisticated response to these serious charges, which can be punished more severely if they involve alcohol or drugs. We excel at the separate issue of DWI defense, which can make all the difference in these cases, and we exhaust all possible defenses. Can the prosecution put you behind the wheel? Is there evidence of traffic violations? Did the victim’s actions contribute to the accident?
We prepare for trial while exploring potential plea negotiations to spare our clients from a felony conviction and years behind bars. We examine aggravating factors such as drug charges, prior DWI convictions, suspended license and the seriousness of the injuries in order to understand the potential penalties, most favorable outcome under the circumstances and whether to try the case.
Our Jefferson City Vehicular Manslaughter Defense Lawyers Know Your Life Is on the Line
With so much at stake, our firm will do everything possible to fight vehicular assault or manslaughter charges. Contact us online today or call 573-636-2177 to discuss your situation with knowledgeable criminal law attorneys.