Automobile Manslaughter and Homicide Cases
When an accident results in death, the prosecutor’s office will investigate to determine whether criminal charges should be filed. If there is evidence the driving showed a disregard for human life beyond simple negligence, or if there is evidence the driver was impaired by alcohol and/or drugs then criminal charges will normally be filed. If the driver is believed to be impaired then there will normally be a breath or blood test for alcohol or drugs.
These cases usually require expert witnesses, such as a toxicologist and accident reconstruction expert. If there is a conviction, sentences can range from probation and home arrest to lengthy jail or prison sentences.
Goldstein & Stamm, P.A. has been representing people accused of having committed manslaughter and homicide for over 25 years.
Contact Goldstein & Stamm, P.A. at 301-345-0122 for a free in person consultation.