Cincinnati Cases of DUI Manslaughter
Seek Representation from a Knowledgeable Attorney
When a car accident occurs, the first step is to determine who is at fault. Unfortunately, in a case involving DUI manslaughter, the individual who was accused of DUI will likely face serious criminal charges with no questions asked regarding fault. This makes DUI accidents much different than other vehicle accidents. For this reason, you need an understanding attorney on your side.
At Herzner Law, LLC, we know how overwhelming and confusing this time can be. You may be feeling alone, afraid, and unsure of what to do next. The good news is that you do not have to navigate this time on your own; our Cincinnati DUI defense lawyer has years of experience and can provide the counsel you need.
Fighting DUI Manslaughter Charges
When one person causes the death of another while operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they are charged with DUI manslaughter. The prosecution must be able to prove that you were driving while intoxicated or impaired to convict you of DUI manslaughter, rather than vehicular manslaughter. This could not only occur against another driver but also a pedestrian or passenger in your vehicle. If convicted, you will face a mandatory prison term and have your driver's license revoked for life.
The sooner you act to defend your future, the stronger your defense will be.
Some possible defenses you can use include:
- You were not intoxicated/impaired at the time of the accident
- An officer violated your rights in some way during the arrest
- You started drinking after the accident occurred
- An officer failed to calibrate a breath test correctly
- The blood or other chemical test results were incorrect
Our legal team can help you build the strong and strategic defense you need to secure a favorable outcome. Our Cincinnati criminal defense attorney knows how difficult this time may be, which is why we are here to provide the guidance and legal insight you need.
Contact us today to discuss your case in a confidential consultation.