If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident in which someone died, you could be slapped with a vehicular manslaughter charge.
This is when you need to call criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone. He can help you get the very best possible outcome in court.
These are serious charges and you will need an aggressive, dedicated lawyer to assist you. At The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, we always have your best interests at heart and we strive to help you get back on your feet as soon as possible.
It may not be an easy road, but we’ll be by your side throughout this ordeal.What is Vehicular Mansalughter?
Authorities can charge you with vehicular manslaughter, or multiple other charges, if your negligence is found to be the cause of someone else’s death.
It is a serious charge, as is any homicide or manslaughter charge. You can read about this charge in New Hampshire’s criminal code.
Simply put, a motorist who causes the death of someone while driving in a reckless manner can be charged with manslaughter. Of course, there are a wide variety of charges that can stem from this kind of incident. And investigators will try to determine whether you were drunk or using drugs while driving or if you had some kind of mental issue that could have caused to you act in a reckless manner
This is a charge that can result in a tremendous change in your life. For example, you could be facing years in prison if you are found guilty by a jury and given a harsh sentence by a judge.
This is not the kind of charge that prosecutors and judges take lightly. If your actions are found to have assisted in the death of another, you will have to pay the price.
If you are found guilty could may also be forced to pay large fines and could also face additional civil actions. Upon release from jail, you could also have been ordered to take part in rehabilitative programs, especially if you were found to have been using drugs and/or alcohol while driving. This could cost a large amount of money and time once you are released from jail.
And, depending on what the judge added to your sentence, you could be restricted from driving for a period of time. This sentence can cause a lot of stress to you and to your family.
You may lose a lot of income while you are in jail. And you may not have a job to return to. Your entire reputation could take a tremendous hit even if you avoid jail time.
So, you will need to have a criminal defense lawyer who can help you get through this difficult time.
Michael Anzalone is well-versed and proven in tackling traffic-related cases. He will work to get you the best deal, whether that ultimately proves to be a plea deal or a jury trial.
Call us today at 603.548.3797 for a free consultation.