Homicide By Vehicle While DUI
If you have been charged with DUI in which there was a death you must be terrified. The mistake you made has gone terribly wrong and now there are implications that you could never imagine. On December 23, 2018, the penalties for DUI Homicide are increasing. In some circumstances, the penalties will more than double!
Off the bat, you need to get an attorney involved and you need to do that promptly. Since this charge is so serious, you need to get an experienced attorney who has handled cases like these and is willing to put in the time and effort to prepare a case that can limit the damage. Experience really counts in the biggest cases.
Homicide by Vehicle While DUI is a 2nd degree felony punishable by a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 3 years for each death.
DUI Homicide is a 1st degree felony if you had a prior:
- DUI or homicide by vehicle
- Aggravated assault by vehicle
- Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, or
- Aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI
If the prior offenses were graded as a felony, the penalty is:
- 5-year mandatory minimum term of imprisonment if 1 prior DUI or if any of your prior offenses includes the felonies listed above. There would also be a consecutive 5-year term for each death.
- 7-year mandatory minimum term of imprisonment if 2 prior DUIs or if any of your prior offenses includes the felonies listed above. There is also a 7 year consecutive prison term for each death.
There are great consequences if you are a CONVICTED FELON.
If you get a FELONY conviction:
- You can’t own or possess a gun
- You can’t go hunting
- You can’t vote
- You can’t travel to Canada and other foreign countries
- You can’t work at a school for 10 years
- You will be terminated from state employment
- You must notify the professional licensing board
- YOU WILL BE A CONVICTED FELON
On top of all of that, you will have a HOMICIDE on your permanent criminal record.
There is Hope
If you are looking to hope during these difficult times, then you have come to the right place. Attorney Mike Sherman has unique experience handling these DUI Homicide cases. Talking to him and starting to formulate a plan will put you at ease knowing that he is working hard to protect you.
What is the Mike Sherman Difference?
Mike Sherman has unique experience and knowledge which he uses to protect his clients.
- Mike Sherman is a former attorney for the Pennsylvania State Police. He knows both sides of the law and uses that knowledge to benefit his clients.
- Mike Sherman wrote “the” Pennsylvania textbook on Pennsylvania DUI law, Driving Under the Influence Law and Practice.
- He uses a scientific method to investigate your case. Relying on his deep understanding of forensic science, he picks apart the evidence against you and looks for errors that he can challenge. He then carefully prepares your case with the goal of highlighting these issues and putting you in the best possible position.
If you are facing a serious charge, don’t delay. Call now to set up your free consultation at(412) 471-5000