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DUI Manslaughter

Richmond Hill Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you are being accused of committing vehicular homicide while intoxicated in the state of Georgia, you need to retain the services of our Hinesville DUI attorneys from Balbo & Gregg. With more than 25 years of collective legal experience, including years spent as military prosecutors with trial experience, we can approach your case and craft a solid defense that few others in Georgia can claim. We know that you are probably intimidated and confused by the force of the criminal justice system now that you have been charged with a crime as serious as DUI manslaughter, so we do all we can to take the stress off your back and the paperwork off your desk.


Call (866) 580-3089 to learn how we view our clients as our number one priority.


Penalties for DUI Manslaughter

In Georgia State legislation, involuntary manslaughter is defined as the killing of another human being without the intent to do so but usually due to a criminal or negligent act. Vehicular manslaughter is a form of involuntary manslaughter where the reckless driving of an automobile directly caused the death of another person, and it is often considered a misdemeanor. DUI manslaughter is escalated to a felony in most cases due to the inherently dangerous and illegal behavior of driving under the influence.

If you are convicted of a DUI manslaughter felony charge, you could face:

  • 1 to 15 years in prison
  • Thousands of dollars in fines
  • Revocation of driver's license
  • Forced restitution to decedent's family
  • Probation and ignition interlock device installation
  • Loss of job opportunities due to felony record

Burden of Proof in Criminal Cases

You may believe that your situation is dire due to the circumstances of your charges but you never lose the right to defend yourself in court. The burden of proof lies on the prosecution, and they must show beyond a reasonable doubt that your DUI manslaughter charges are fitting and that you are personally responsible for the death of another person. At Balbo & Gregg, we think outside of the box to create defenses that shield our clients and keep the criminal justice system in check.

Defensive arguments and strategies we may be able to implement include:

  1. Your driving should not be considered reckless.
  2. Driving of decedent should be considered reckless.
  3. Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level not high enough to constitute intoxication.
  4. BAC level misread by testing – chemical testing devices or field sobriety tests.

Dial (866) 580-3089 for Serious Criminal Defense

If you live in Hinesville or Richmond Hill, you have probably already heard of our criminal defense attorneys already from your neighbors and the glowing testimonials they have given us in the past. If you have not, now is the time for us to get acquainted. Contact us today or fill out a free online case evaluation form now.

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