Maryland DUI Vehicular Manslaughter
No matter how you look at it, murder is considered a serious offense. In Maryland, those accused of killing another person in a vehicle accident while driving under the influence (DUI) can expect a number of harsh penalties–including prison–if convicted of vehicular manslaughter. If you were recently arrested for DUI vehicular manslaughter, you should immediately contact a qualified attorney to begin preparing a defense against this life-altering charge.
The State of Maryland takes a harsh stance on those who choose to endanger the lives of others by drinking and getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. As such, DUI vehicular manslaughter is classified as a felony offense.
When determining the sentence for a vehicular homicide conviction, the judge will consider the circumstances in the case. Potential penalties may include up to 10 years in prison and $5,000 in fines in addition to the revocation of your driving privileges. If you are eligible for a driver’s license in the future, you may be required to retake the examination in order to get it reinstated. You could also face an additional three to five years of imprisonment if alcohol was a factor in your accident.
These are just the criminal penalties you could face if convicted of DUI vehicular manslaughter–you can also face serious repercussions in your personal life. As a convicted felon, you may be denied certain civil liberties, such as the right to bear arms or vote. In addition, you could be prohibited from working in schools or government agencies and even face problems when trying to rent an apartment if you have to answer “yes” when asked if you have been found guilty of a felony offense.
As you can see, you have a lot to lose if convicted of this serious crime, but that’s where The Law Offices of Robinson & Associates comes in. Each attorney in our firm was selected due to his or her knowledge and credentials, and has honed his or her skill in DUI defense by undergoing extensive training on the evidence used in drunk-driving cases.