When an individual gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, they are expected to adhere to the rules of the road and the laws of the state. Driving under the influence is illegal in the state of California. Any individual who is found operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more will be facing DUI charges. It is extremely important, in order to build an effective and aggressive DUI defense, that you contact a San Francisco DUI lawyer from the criminal defense law firm of Okabe & Haushalter as soon as possible.
If driving under the influence resulted in an accident with serious injuries, you could be facing a DUI with injury charge and significantly increased DUI penalties. Should a fatality occur as a result of your DUI accident, you could be looking at felony vehicular manslaughter charges in addition to your DUI charge. Vehicular manslaughter is the unplanned, unintentional. or accidental criminal act of causing the unlawful death of another person. Manslaughter is a felony offense, so the penalties are severe and may include between 2 to 11 years in prison, heavy fines, probation, mandatory DUI program, loss of your license, community service, and more.
Your life, your freedom, and your livelihood are at stake if you are facing vehicular manslaughter charges. In cases such as this, it is vital that you seek counsel from a knowledgeable lawyer, who is not only highly educated in DUI law but has experience representing clients facing all manner of criminal defense charges as well. Our firm is committed to providing our clients with excellent service and aggressive representation. Our legal accomplishments, high ethical standards, and professionalism are the qualities you want in a law firm. We believe in the cause of justice and work tirelessly to obtain the most favorable outcome, on behalf of our clients.
We are nationally known and recognized legal analysts for CNN and Headline news. We have co-authored one of the leading authorities on California criminal law, the California Loose-Leaf Search and Seizure Handbook. Vehicular manslaughter is a serious charge and not one you want to face on your own.
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