Federal Criminal Defense
North Carolina and South Carolina
Felony Death by Vehicle Defense
Snow Legal’s Mecklenburg criminal defense law firm has licensed federal criminal defense attorneys waiting to help you. We have represented hundreds of clients throughout the state of North Carolina. Federal charges differ from criminal charges at the state level, and as a result, federal court is much different to state court. Successfully defending a client facing a federal charge requires an experienced criminal defense attorney with in-depth knowledge of the federal justice system.
Felony Death by Vehicle Charges in North Carolina
If you kill someone while driving a vehicle, you could face the following charges:
Involuntary manslaughter is the unintentional killing of another person as a result of negligent or criminal recklessness. You can be found guilty of involuntary manslaughter if you kill another person by an unlawful act, that is not a felony and not usually dangerous to life.
Vehicular homicide in North Carolina is the unintentional death of another person caused by illegal driving. This can be anything from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs to speeding. Vehicular homicide charges can range from a Class A1 misdemeanor to a Class D felony. If you’re involved in a vehicular homicide you could be charged with the following crimes:
- Felony Death by Vehicle
Felony Death by Vehicle is a Class D felony and a serious charge in North Carolina that has far-reaching consequences. You can be charged with Felony Death by Vehicle if you unintentionally cause the death of another person due to impaired driving. It is the state’s job to prove that the proximate cause of death was drunk driving.
- Aggravated Felony Death by Vehicle
Aggravated felony death by vehicle is similar to felony death by vehicle charge; however, the defendant has previously been convicted with a crime that involved impaired driving, within the past seven years. Aggravated Felony Death by Vehicle is a Class D felony; however, due to it’s aggravated nature, the punishment is typically more severe.
- Misdemeanor Death by Vehicle
A person can be charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle in North Carolina if they unintentionally cause the end of another person while engaging in a violation of state law or local ordinance. For example, if a person is speeding and causes the death of another, they could be charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.
What Are The Penalties of Causing A Death While Driving in North Carolina?
Involuntary manslaughter – Involuntary manslaughter is a Class F felony, and the sentence you receive depends on your previous criminal record and can range from 10 months to 41 months. Felony Death by Vehicle – Felony Death by Vehicle is a class D felony, and the sentence you receive depends on your previous criminal record and can range from 36 months to 160 months.
Aggravated Felony Death by Vehicle – Aggravated Felony Death by Vehicle is a class D felony, and the sentence you receive depends on your previous criminal record and can range from 36 months to 160 months, however, due to the aggravating factors tends to be more severe.
Misdemeanor Death by Vehicle – Misdemeanor Death by Vehicle is a class A1 misdemeanor and can carry up to a 150-day sentence in jail, as well as fines in any amount deemed appropriate by the judge.
Why Is It Important To Hire A Charlotte Vehicular Homicide Lawyer?
The dedicated criminal defense lawyers of Snow Legal will review and investigate every aspect of your case, to devise an effective legal strategy for your defense. If you are found guilty, many factors will be considered by a judge when determining to sentence for vehicular manslaughter. Your prior driving record, previous criminal history, your employment status, and the circumstances surrounding the incident will all be used to make a decision. The Charlotte criminal defense attorneys of Snow Legal will collect any evidence that could minimize the severity of the offense, to try and ensure that the punishment you face is lessened.
Why Choose The Vehicular Homicide Defense Lawyers at Snow Legal?
The dedicated Charlotte criminal defense attorneys at Snow Legal have a proven success record. We have experienced vehicular homicide defense attorneys who will fight tirelessly against the charges you face.
Not every Charlotte criminal defense lawyer is created equal, and choosing the wrong one can be detrimental to your case. If you’re facing a charge of felony death by vehicle in Mecklenburg County, or elsewhere in North Carolina, speak to one of our experienced Charlotte criminal defense attorneys today to begin building your defense.
Why Choose The Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers at Snow Legal?
As a seasoned criminal defense law firm with a proven track record of success, Snow Legal understands that after an arrest, conviction is not a foregone conclusion. We have dedicated federal criminal defense attorneys who can represent you on any charges that may be brought against you. If possible, our dedicated lawyers will fight tirelessly to have your felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor.
Not all Charlotte criminal defense attorneys are created equal. If you’re facing a federal criminal charge in Mecklenburg County, speak to Snow Legal Group today to ensure that an experienced criminal defense attorney is working on your behalf.