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Baltimore Vehicular Homicide Attorneys
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Facing a vehicular homicide charge in Maryland is an emotionally overwhelming experience. Before you step foot inside the courtroom, you may appear to be guilty in the eyes of the public and the media. That is why it is important to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom throughout the legal process.
At Scheuerman Law, LLC, we are committed to helping get the most favorable outcome in your case. Our legal team can investigate your arrest, collect and analyze evidence, and determine whether your constitutional rights were violated or if there are any weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case against you.
As a former prosecutor, Attorney Kenneth Grote has handled many vehicular homicide cases. He has an extensive understanding of how they are handled and what it takes to prove them, giving our clients a unique insight into both sides of the courtroom in order to provide them with an effective and personalized defense strategy.
The Difference Between Vehicular Homicide & Vehicular Manslaughter
According to Maryland law, vehicular manslaughter is defined as causing the death of someone else while operating a vehicle in a “grossly negligent” manner. There is also a lesser charge called criminally negligent manslaughter, which is a lesser charge compared to the former. The main difference between the two is that vehicular manslaughter means the defendant was allegedly aware of his/her negligent conduct, while criminally negligent manslaughter means that the defendant wasn’t aware his/her conduct created a significant risk to another person’s life.
On the other hand, vehicular homicide involves driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. Vehicular homicide while under the influence of alcohol is a felony offense, which carries a prison sentence of up to five years and/or a fine not exceeding $5,000. Vehicular homicide while intoxicated by drugs or a combination of drugs and alcohol is also a felony, punishable by a maximum three-year prison sentence and/or a fine no more than $5,000.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for vehicular homicide in Baltimore, do not hesitate to let us guide you through the complexities of the criminal justice process. With more than two decades of combined legal experience, we understand what it takes to help our clients avoid serious criminal penalties and get their lives back on the right track.
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