Vehicular Manslaughter Attorney
If you have ever driven your car after having more than one drink at a social event, at the very least, you have violated New York’s DWI laws; New York Penal Law Section 1192. At the worst, you could get into a fatal accident and find yourself being charged with vehicular manslaughter.
You do not want to find yourself in this situation alone. It is important that you have an attorney available who can give you advice immediately. Troy A. Smith is an experienced criminal defense attorney with over 25 years of litigation and appellate experience as a Former New York City Homicide Prosecutor, and a criminal defense counsel in the United States Army.
Mr. Smith’s experience prosecuting hundreds of Homicides in New York City will provide an invaluable advantage to you as a defendant in a vehicular homicide investigation. Mr. Smith is also considered a subject matter expert in litigating the coercive interrogation techniques used by law enforcement which may lead to a false confession. He will have insight into the procedures and approach the prosecution may use to try your case.
Under New York Penal Law Section 125.12, Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree, you may be found guilty of this offense if you drive a motor vehicle while intoxicated (BAC .08 or higher) or while under the influence of drugs and that as a result of your actions you caused the death of another person. [SEE NY VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW 1192]. Vehicular Homicide in the Second Degree is a Class D Felony punishable by up to seven years in prison.
Additionally, under New York Penal Law Section 125.13, Vehicular Manslaughter in the First Degree, you may be found guilty of this offense if you could be convicted of Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree and either:
- You were a driver of a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .18 or higher, or
- You caused the death of more than one person
Vehicular Manslaughter in the First Degree is a Class C Felony offense which carries a maximum punishment of up to fifteen years in prison and a mandatory minimum of at least one year in jail.
If you have been charged with Vehicular Manslaughter in New York call the best representation you can get – Former NY Homicide Prosecutor, Attorney Troy A. Smith at (212) 537-4029, , or use the contact form HERE.