Vehicular manslaughter may be charged against a driver who is involved in an accident that causes the death of another person. If alcohol is involved, a prosecutor may charge the person who has been drinking with vehicular manslaughter even if that person is not at fault and the accident was unavoidable. Police officers are understandably biased against drunk drivers, and will often jump to the conclusion that the drinking party was at fault. A motor vehicle fatality is not necessarily the fault of the driver who has been consuming alcohol.
As a former criminal prosecutor and currently a defense attorney, James Bendell will thoroughly review the circumstances of your arrest and subsequent events, looking for a way to obtain a positive outcome for you. The following are just some of the issues he will tackle on your behalf:
- What was the cause of the accident?
- Was your alleged blood alcohol level properly calculated using certified equipment?
- Is the prosecution able to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt?
- Were other drivers at fault for the accident, either entirely or partially?
- Should an accident reconstruction expert be retained to dispute the prosecution’s case?
For aggressive, results-oriented representation, contact Coeur d’Alene defense attorney James Bendell. James Bendell is a vehicular manslaughter lawyer with over three decades of experience, serving clients in Coeur d’Alene and North Idaho. He can intervene quickly in urgent circumstances and help make sure you get the fair trial you deserve. Call him today at 208-665-4600 or send a quick response email for a free consultation on your vehicular manslaughter case.