For Emergency Consultation Call 800-399-7098
Lawyer Available 24/7
DWI/DUI Vehicular Manslaughter Attorney
Long Island Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you have been charged with drunk driving in relation to an accident in which a passenger, pedestrian, or occupants of another vehicle was killed, you are facing serious felony charges. You will need a vehicular manslaughter DWI criminal defense attorney who knows the laws and has the trial acumen to defend you.
Karl Seman of Grunwald & Seman, P.C. has effectively represented clients from Long Island and New York City in DWI death cases, including a not guilty verdict for DWI manslaughter. He offers more than 25 years of experience in challenging DWI arrests, with many successful outcomes. As a DWI/criminal defense manslaughter attorney, Mr. Seman has the forensic pathology background and other critical knowledge to create reasonable doubt for a jury, and the negotiating prowess to cut a favorable deal if the prosecutor does not wish to go to trial.
Death by DWI: Aggressive Defense of Vehicular Manslaughter
Criminal charges in New York relating to a DWI/DUI death may fall into three categories:
- Criminally negligent homicide (Class E Felony)
- Vehicular manslaughter in the second degree (Class D Felony)
- Vehicular manslaughter in the first degree (Class C Felony)
- Depraved indifference homicide (Class A Felony)
The precise charge may depend on several factors: the degree of alleged intoxication (DWAI, DWI or Aggravated DUI), previous convictions for drunk driving, whether or not your license was suspended or revoked at the time of the crash, and compounding traffic violations (speeding, failure to yield, crossing the center line, etc.)
Prosecution of DWI vehicular homicide manslaughter hinges on proving criminal intent and reckless or CRIMINALLY negligent conduct (failure to account for the safety of others) and the reasonably foreseeable likelihood of the consequences.
The law as of November 2005 has changed dramatically and now one can be convicted simply upon the allegation of blood alcohol/drug use and the death of another. The DA no longer has to also prove that your conduct caused the death, only that the death occurred and you had alcohol or drugs or a combination of both in your body.
Naturally, fighting the DWI aspect is a major focus of our defense. Our manslaughter attorney seeks to demonstrate that you were not legally intoxicated or impaired at the time of the crash, or that police made errors in your arrest, field sobriety tests, or gathering and analyzing physical evidence. If we can poke significant holes in the prosecution's case, we may be able to prevail at trial. In filing motions to suppress evidence as inadmissible, we hope to get charges dismissed or improve your chances at trial.
The prosecutor may also be willing to reduce charges to a less serious offense. By negotiating a plea to reckless driving, a straight DWI, or even a lesser homicide charge, your manslaughter attorney may enable you to avoid the harshest prison sentence for criminal vehicular manslaughter.
You owe it yourself and your family to retain a proven criminal defense attorney. You do have rights, and there may be many viable defenses for your particular situation. Find out how we can help.
Don't Delay, Call Today: 800-399-7098.
You can call Grunwald & Seman, P.C. 24 hours a day, seven days a week and get a prompt response from an experienced DWI CRIMINAL manslaughter DEFENSE attorney. Don't delay. Contact a qualified criminal lawyer immediately.