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Homicide by Vehicle

Attorney Robert F. Pirkle has been serving clients in Savannah and throughout Georgia with compassionate and effective legal representation since 1984.

Homicide by Vehicle in Savannah

Our 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 attorney.

Attorney Robert F. Pirkle has 35 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 in prison.

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 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 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! 


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