Homicide by Vehicle in Savannah
Our DUI Attorney Can Help Defend Your Rights
If you were involved in an alcohol-related collision that resulted in the
death of another person, then you are probably extremely nervous about
your future and reasonably so. When a conviction for homicide by vehicle
can result in up to 15 years in prison, you must act now and secure a
skilled and seasoned
Savannah DUI defense attorney.
Attorney Robert F. Pirkle
has 30 years of litigation experience. Not only is he a skilled and aggressive defense lawyer, he is a
former prosecutor. With his vast knowledge of Georgia's criminal laws and procedure,
you can be confident that your case is in highly capable hands.
Penalties for a Homicide by Vehicle Conviction
Under O.C.G.A. 40-6-393(a), any person who, without malice aforethought,
causes death to another person while in violation of O.C.G.A. 40-6-391
(driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs), commits the offense
of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, punishable by 3 to 15 years
Under Section 40-6-393(b), any driver of a motor vehicle who, without malice
aforethought, causes an accident which causes death to another person
while the violator is
leaving the scene in violation of subsection (b) of Code Section 40-6-270, commits homicide
by vehicle in the first degree, punishable by 3 to 15 years in prison.
Under Section 40-6-393(c), anyone who accidentally causes the death of
another person, but not while under the influence of drugs or alcohol,
or while fleeing the scene, commits homicide by vehicle in the second
degree, a misdemeanor offense, punishable by up to a $1,000 fine, or up
to 12 months in jail, or both.
Contact a Savannah DUI Defense Lawyer
If the state is accusing you of driving while under the influence and charging
you with homicide by vehicle, you are facing up to 15 years in prison.
You must act now and contact Savannah DUI Defense Attorney,
Robert F. Pirkle. Attorney Pirkle will defend your rights under the U.S. Constitution and
will search for any mitigating evidence that may get your charges reduced
if not dropped.
There is hope –
call the firm now to arrange your
free case evaluation!