Georgia DUI Manslaughter
The penalties for a Georgia DUI manslaughter conviction could include a prison sentence of 3-15 years in prison, probation, community service, and mandatory drug and alcohol education classes. A three-year driver’s license suspension may be ordered with no chance of receiving a limited permit or early reinstatement and the court could require the defendant to pay substantial restitution to the victim’s family. Habitual offenders face increased penalties.
The arresting officer may charge you with other crimes in addition to DUI manslaughter depending on the circumstances of your case. Potential charges could include DUI, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident. For this reason, you need an attorney on your side with vast experience defending clients against these types of charges.
To win a Georgia DUI manslaughter case, the prosecution must prove that the defendant was impaired by alcohol and that his or her actions (or negligence) were responsible for the accident that resulted in death. If the defense can successfully refute this evidence, the case may result in an acquittal.
An accident reconstruction specialist could help you if you are charged with causing a death while intoxicated. This specialist reviews all of the evidence, including the accident scene, weather information, police reports, witness statements, and the vehicles, to find alternative causes of the collision. This specialist may be able to pole holes in the prosecution’s defense if there is evidence that you did not cause the accident.
Contacting a skilled defense attorney immediately after your arrest is extremely important. Your attorney or an accident reconstruction specialist can go to the scene of the accident right away to collect any evidence before it is lost.
Attorney Greg Willis has helped clients facing serious charges in Georgia, such as DUI manslaughter. With a team of skilled accident investigators, toxicologists, and forensic specialists, he has the resources necessary help you at this time.
Please contact Mr. Willis today for a free one-hour, no-obligation consultation on your case.
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