Criminal Vehicular Homicide Charges for Frausto after Brooklyn Center Crash

Anthony Frausto was charged with criminal vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crash in Hennepin County. He hit a man with his car in Brooklyn Park and then fled the scene. The victim died later in the hospital. The victim was crossing Zane Street when he was hit. Frausto’s preliminary breath test was .206. The legal limit in Minnesota is .08. Frausto already has a felony DWI on his record, which means he has four separate DWI’s in the past ten years. Before Frausto’s car hit the victim, police were already alerted to his vehicle. Police found Frausto a mile from the crash site and he admitted that he was the driver. He failed the field sobriety and the preliminary breath tests. He also had bloodshot and watery eyes. Frausto’s bail is set at $60,000 and he will be back in court on August 25, 2014. He had a public defender in his previous cases.

A person charged with  Minnesota criminal vehicular homicide may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than ten years or to payment of a fine of not more than $20,000, or both. Criminal vehicular homicide is a felony under Minnesota law.  Thus, Frausto will be sentenced according to the Minnesota Felony Sentencing Guidelines.  Frausto will likely not be given any leniency considering he has a felony DWI on his record. Frasuto had an alcohol concentration of .30 in one of his previous driving offenses.

If you have been charged with criminal vehicular homicide or operation, contact Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys for a free consultation. Max A. Keller has been practicing law for 17 years and is an aggressive, skilled Minnesota Defense attorney. Max A. Keller will be able to look at all of the facts in the case and determine what defense works best with your case. Some defenses may include: causation, involuntary intoxication, identity, and prescription medication. Every case is unique and may involve other defenses. Contact 952-913-1421 if you have been charged with criminal vehicular homicide or operation.

Max Keller has won countless jury trial cases involving misdemeanors and felonies, sex crimes, and DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. Max is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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