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Georgia Vehicular Homicide Defense Attorney

20+ Years of Experience Handling Traffic Cases in Georgia

Vehicular homicide is one of the most serious traffic crimes in Georgia. Depending on the circumstances of the case, you could face either misdemeanor or felony charges. Since the prosecution will pursue the maximum penalties against you, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights, reputation, and future.

If you are being accused of vehicular homicide in Georgia, let McIlhinney Law Group investigate your case, collect evidence, and prove that you are not fault for the accident or not impaired at the time of the incident. With more than two decades of experience, our Georgia vehicular homicide lawyer handles a wide range of criminal and traffic matters and knows what it takes to get the most favorable outcome in your case.

Call us today at (404) 724-5461 today for a free consultation to discuss your case.

Vehicular Homicide Laws & Penalties in Georgia

There are two types of vehicular homicide offenses in Georgia: first degree and second degree. First-degree vehicular homicide is a felony, while second-degree vehicular manslaughter is a misdemeanor.

First-degree vehicular homicide means causing another person’s death while doing one of the following:

  • Illegally passing or overtaking a school bus

  • Fleeing from law enforcement officials

  • Driving on a revoked license for being a “habitual violator” (I.e. getting convicted of three or more traffic offenses within five years)

First-degree vehicular homicide is punishable by imprisonment for up to 15 years. However, if you are a habitual violator, the offense carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence.

Second-degree vehicular homicide means causing another person’s death by committing a general traffic offense, including:

  • Speeding

  • Running a red light

  • Failing to yield right of way

  • Failing to stop at a stop sign

  • Failure to maintain lane position

  • Distracted driving

Second-degree vehicular homicide carries a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fine no more than $1,000. Additionally, the victim’s surviving family members could file a civil lawsuit to seek financial compensation.

Let Our Firm Help You Immediately

Although someone unfortunately passed away, that doesn’t mean you are to blame for his/her death. If you didn’t violate any traffic or DUI laws, or the deceased individual contributed to his/her own death, our firm can help prove that to the jury and do our best to get your entire case dismissed.

For more information about your legal options, contact us today.

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