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Vehicular Homicide Defense Attorneys in Charlotte

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Vehicular homicide, also known as death-by-vehicle in North Carolina, can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. It is charged as a misdemeanor when an individual dies as a result of the motorist texting, speeding, or driving recklessly. When the driver is in violation of the state’s DWI laws and causes another person’s death, the motorist may be charged with felony death-by-vehicle. Regardless of the charges you are facing, our attorneys can work to help you avoid the severe penalties that come with a conviction.

The specific offenses and their corresponding punishments are as follows:

  • Aggravated felony death-by-vehicle. This occurs when a driver commits a death-by-vehicle and they have a prior DWI conviction. This a Class D felony punishable by 64 to 160 months in prison as well as significant fines.
  • Felony death-by-vehicle. This occurs when a driver kills another person while violating the state’s DWI laws. This is a Class D felony punishable by 38 to 160 months in prison.
  • Misdemeanor death-by-vehicle. This occurs when a driver kills another person because they were driving negligently. A conviction for this offense is punishable by significant fines as well as up to 150 days in jail.

If you are facing charges for vehicular homicide, contact the experienced team at Jetton & Meredith to begin mounting your defense today.

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