If you’ve been charged with vehicular manslaughter, you are under serious threat. A Philadelphia based vehicular manslaughter attorney may be able to help you.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania defines vehicular manslaughter as “unintentionally killing another person by engaging in reckless or grossly negligent operation of a motor vehicle while breaking traffic laws.”
Causing the death of another individual with your car can be a frightening, traumatic and deeply unnerving experience. You will likely have feelings of regret, guilt and shame for what happened for the rest of your life. However, sometimes accidents happen and there is nothing you can do about it. You did not intentionally kill someone with your vehicle, yet you are facing serious criminal charges as a result of what happened.
How To Defend Yourself With The Help Of A Vehicular Manslaughter Attorney From Philadelphia
In order for a jury to find you guilty of vehicular manslaughter, the prosecutor must prove four things:
- That you acted with recklessness or gross negligence
- That you caused the death of another person
- That the person’s death occurred while you were violating traffic laws
- That the violation of the traffic law caused the person’s death
At the Law Firm of Schrom & Shaffer, P.C., we have had proven successes in defending clients who have been charged with vehicular homicide. We have a number of creative defense strategies at our disposal, and will spend time investigating your case to find the evidence that supports your innocence.