Any time a case deals with the loss of human life or the loss of potential for human life in an accident, it is a traumatic experience for all involved – especially for the victim's family. Thus, vehicular manslaughter and vehicular homicide are two very serious offenses that Ohio handles in a strict, punitive manner.
If you have been charged with one of these offenses you are already facing an uphill battle even before other factors like alcohol or drug influence are considered. An experienced OVI criminal defense attorney will be able to protect your rights and fight to ensure you are treated fairly.
The attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm are committed to the fair treatment of individuals like you charged with a vehicular homicide offense in the central Ohio cities of Dublin, Upper Arlington, Grove City, Reyndoldsburg, Gahanna, Worthington, and the surrounding areas.
Our team will fight to protect your rights and customize a defense based on the details of your case. Call Joslyn Law Firm today to schedule your free consultation.
There are many different types of vehicular manslaughter and vehicular homicide offenses that are defined by the circumstances surrounding the incident. It is important to remember that under Ohio law, both death of an individual and death of an unborn child are considered manslaughter or homicide.
Vehicular manslaughter – You can be charged with this offense if the death of another is proximate to you committing a traffic offense equivalent to a minor misdemeanor. This is a second-degree misdemeanor.
Vehicular homicide – This offense involves the death of another as a result of negligent behavior in a motor vehicle or other form of transportation. It is a first-degree misdemeanor.
Aggravated vehicular homicide – An individual is in violation of this offense if the death of another is the result of
A reckless aggravated vehicular homicide is a third-degree felony, while an OVI aggravated vehicular homicide is a second-degree felony.
No matter which offense you are charged with, the penalties are stiff and the court will want justice for the loss of life. An experienced defense attorney will make sure your rights are protected and, if necessary, any adjudication is fair.
Ohio Rev. Code §2903.06 specifies four different categories for the degree of felony and the corresponding consequences. How your case is classified and what punitive consequences you could be facing depends on if this is your first offense, the nature of any past offenses, if alcohol is suspected, and whether or not the offense was committed with a suspended or terminated driver's license.
Reckless Aggravated Vehicular Homicide – First Offense
Reckless Aggravated Vehicular Homicide – Suspended, Canceled, or No Driver's License
Reckless Aggravated Vehicular Homicide – With Priors
OVI Aggravated Vehicular Homicide – First Offense
OVI Aggravated Vehicular Homicide – Suspended, Canceled, or No Driver's License
OVI Aggravated Vehicular Homicide – Traffic-Related Priors
OVI Aggravated Vehicular Homicide – Other Priors
All of these offenses are serious and come with social consequences as well. Fight for your freedom by calling an experienced Columbus DUI defense attorney today.
If you've been charged with a serious vehicular crime in Franklin County, Delaware County, Madison County, Licking County, Fairfield County, or Pickaway County don't face an uphill battle alone. Protect your future and criminal record by calling Joslyn Law Firm today. Your first consultation is free, so call (614) 444-0900 or submit our online contact form now.
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