Pittsburgh Aggravated Assault Attorney
A night on the town can lead to a fatal accident — and possibly result in a driver being charged with vehicular homicide, DUI-related vehicular homicide, or causing death or serious bodily injury while not properly licensed. These offenses are felonies, and a conviction can change your life forever. Certain charges carry a mandatory three-year prison term. If you have been charged with vehicular homicide or aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, you need strong and effective legal representation immediately.
Attorney Stephen M. Misko has defended people accused of serious motor vehicle crimes for more than 20 years. Mr. Misko believes that everyone accused of a crime deserves a strong defense — and works tenaciously to defend the rights and freedom of his clients.
For aggressive criminal defense representation in vehicular homicide, aggravated assault or hit-and-run cases, contact Stephen M. Misko at PennLaw, LLC.
Defending A Vehicular Homicide Charge
In Pennsylvania, a car accident that results in the death of someone can lead to a criminal charge of vehicular homicide, officially called “homicide by vehicle.” The sentence upon a conviction is indeterminate. If however, the prosecutor can show that the death occurred because the at-fault driver consumed alcohol or ingested a controlled substance, the driver may face a mandatory three-year prison sentence in addition to other charges received as a result of the accident.
One key strategy then, is to try to show that the accident occurred for reason(s) other than the elevated blood alcohol content of the accused or presence of drugs in the blood system.
As your lawyer, Stephen M. Misko will organize a comprehensive defense effort for you. He will carefully investigate the cause of the accident, calling upon the services of a accident reconstruction professional. When it can aid in the defense effort, he can also work with an expert in blood alcohol chemistry or other technical specialties who can challenge the prosecutor’s assertions. If the link between the accident and the driver’s DUI can be broken, then Mr. Misko will seek a dismissal of the DUI vehicular homicide charge or try to mitigate any penalties.
Stephen M. Misko is a former police officer and prosecutor who knows how the facts can be presented to the detriment of a defendant. He will use his experience and knowledge to aggressively defend you.
Contact A Pennsylvania Vehicular Homicide Attorney
For a free consultation about a criminal case, contact PennLaw, LLC.
From our offices in Butler and Pittsburgh, PennLaw, LLC, represents clients throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding states.