Vehicular Homicide Attorneys Delaware
If you operate a motor vehicle in Delaware and cause the death of another person as a result, you may be charged with vehicular homicide. This is an incredibly serious felony charge that brings with it mandatory jail time in Delaware. If you are facing vehicular homicide charges in Delaware it is imperative that you consult with an experienced Delaware Vehicular Homicide Defense Lawyer.
Contact Delaware Vehicular Homicide Defense Attorneys in the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay to discuss your case. For our Dover office, call 302-697-2499. For our Georgetown office, call 302-855-9300. You can also email us. We have been defending those accused of serious traffic crimes, DUI and drug crimes in Kent County, Delaware and Sussex County, Delaware for many years. Let us fight to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom.
Delaware Vehicular Homicide Laws
Delaware vehicular homicide charges are treated as felony charges. The class of felony and the minimum jail sentences associated with each are determined by the exact circumstances surrounding the accident. Certain factors such as being under the influence of drugs and or alcohol will bring about more severe consequences. Per to Delaware Vehicular Homicide Law, a person is guilty of vehicular homicide when:
(1) While in the course of driving or operating a motor vehicle, the person’s criminally negligent driving or operation of said vehicle causes the death of another person; or
(2) While in the course of driving or operating a motor vehicle, under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with a prohibited alcohol or drug content, as defined by § 4177 of Title 21, the person’s negligent driving or operation of said vehicle causes the death of another person.
Vehicular homicide in the second degree is a class D felony.
(b) The minimum sentence required by paragraph (a)(2) of this section shall be 1 year, notwithstanding § 4205(b)(6) of this title. The minimum sentence shall not be subject to suspension, and no person convicted under this section shall be eligible for probation, parole, furlough, work release or supervised custody during the first year of such sentence.
(c) Every person charged under this section after having reached their 16th birthday, shall be treated for purposes of trial or other disposition of the charge, including but not limited to sentencing, as an adult, notwithstanding any contrary provisions of statutes governing the Family Court, or any other state law, except that the mandatory minimum sentencing provisions of subsection (b) of this section and § 630A(b) of this title shall not apply to juveniles. Any such case involving a juvenile shall be subject to the transfer provisions of § 1011 of Title 10. Any period of incarceration imposed upon a juvenile by operation of this section shall be served in a juvenile correctional facility until the person attains their 18th birthday, at which time the person shall be transferred to the appropriate adult correctional institution or jail to serve any remaining portion of the sentence.
Let A Delaware Vehicular Homicide Defense Attorney Help You
Being arrested for vehicular homicide will be a very costly and stressful ordeal. You are facing a mandatory jail or prison sentence, fines, fees as well as a felony on your record. There is no area of your life that will not be impacted if you are convicted. Attempting to represent yourself is not at all a good idea. With so much at stake, you need the help of an experienced Delaware Criminal Defense Lawyer who has handled many vehicular homicide cases. Let Delaware Vehicular Homicide Defense Attorneys the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay defend you and your rights.
Call A Dover Delaware Vehicular Homicide Defense Lawyer For A Free Consultation
Call Kent County Vehicular Homicide Attorneys in the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay to discuss your case at 302-855-9300 or 302-697-2499. Or, you can contact a Delaware Defense Attorney. You need an experienced and aggressive defense attorney who truly has your best interest in mind. Let us use our experience, knowledge, and resources to work for you.
We also specialize in defending non-Delaware residents who have been charged with DUI, drugged driving, serious traffic violations and drug crimes in surrounding states such as New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia.