St. Paul Manslaughter Defense Lawyer
What can start out as a fun night out celebrating a wedding, birthday or the success of a good friend can turn into a nightmare if you injure someone while driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol or are otherwise accused of negligence while driving. While vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter can seem like low-level offenses due to their accidental nature, the law sees it differently. Sentencing guidelines for vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter include a suggested five- to seven-year prison sentence as well as fines and license revocation. Employment and insurance problems can also result.
Vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter most often occur when 1) drivers have prohibited substances like cocaine, methamphetamines or heroin in their blood or 2) drivers with over-the-limit levels of alcohol in their blood injure or kill people while driving. Hit-and-run violations and driving with a revoked license can increase the level of the violation and possible punishment. If you have been accused of vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter, you can fight your charges. The law firm of Max A. Keller, Attorney at Law, has proven skills in successfully fighting criminal vehicular operation and vehicular manslaughter charges.
Experienced Vehicular Homicide and Vehicular Manslaughter Legal Defense
Max Keller has defended numerous people charged with criminal vehicular operation and vehicular manslaughter. He is skilled in identifying effective defense strategies and arguing for your innocence or reduced penalties to judges, prosecutors and juries.
Causation is an effective defense; often, the substance in question did not actually lead to the personal injury or property damage in question. For instance, if you hit a pedestrian who suddenly stepped in front of your car, we can argue that you would have hit the pedestrian regardless of your alleged blood alcohol or drug levels.
Testing issues can also often lead to dismissal of charges. Blood, breath and urine tests can be inaccurate. We are familiar with the tests used by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and can work to discredit your test results.
If you face vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter charges, call Minneapolis-St. Paul criminal defense lawyer Max Keller. We accept credit cards, offer free initial consultations and have convenient west and east metro locations.
We are available 24 hours a day to current and prospective clients. Call us to speak with experienced Minneapolis vehicular homicide attorney Max Keller. Contact him at (952) 913-1421.