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What are the consequences of vehicular manslaughter? | Houston Criminal Defense Attorney

What used to just be considered a vehicle accident is being treated by law enforcement more and more as criminal offenses.

If you are involved in an auto accident where someone is killed, you could face a charge such as manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide.

Factors such as additional passengers in the vehicle or past DWI offenses could mean more severe punishments – possibly even life in prison.

If you are charged with vehicular manslaughter, you should contact an experienced Houston criminal defense attorney immediately. A knowledgeable attorney who fights for your side might mean the difference between charges getting dropped or twenty years in prison. Call Attorney Brent Mayr today at (713) 808-9613.


 

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Brent Mayr: What was normally treated as an accident in the past is being treated by law enforcement more and more as criminal offenses, and the real problem is that if you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident where someone is killed, you could face a charge such as manslaughter, where you face up to 20 years in prison, or criminally negligent homicide, where you face up to 10 years in prison. Even in certain cases, you can find yourself on the other end of a murder charge, where they’re alleging that you were either criminally negligent with a child in the car, or you’ve been convicted of DWI before in the past. The punishments can get quite severe, up to life in prison.