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What is Vehicular Homicide?
What is Vehicular Homicide?

An accident that results in a fatality is always a serious situation, however, the filing of criminal charges often compounds this situation and makes it much worse. The involvement of the police, insurance, and lawyers makes it crucial to secure your own legal ...

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    • The criminal consequences of underage drinking and driving

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