DUI MANSLAUGHTER IN ORANGE COUNTY

Facts About DUI Manslaughter or Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Under the Influence

DUI DEATH, DUI MANSLAUGHTER, OR GROSS VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER WHILE INTOXICATED

Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated (Vehicular DUI Manslaughter) is an act that causes death if the death is the direct, natural, and probable consequence of the act and the death would not have happened without the act. An act causes death only if it is a substantial factor in causing the death. A substantial factor is more than a trivial or remote factor. Causation is therefore a primary consideration in the defense of a Gross Vehicular Manslaughter charge or DUI Manslaughter charge. 

Vehicular manslaughter cases are some of the most difficult cases to defense in the area of DUI Defense. In addition to understanding the science behind DUI, along with the usual legal and/or factual defenses to a DUI, proper defense of a Vehicular Manslaughter case also requires and understanding of accident reconstruction and causation because to be considered the proximate cause of the victim’s death, the defendant’s act must have been a substantial factor contributing to the result, rather than insignificant or merely theoretical cause. There may be more than one proximate cause of the death. When the conduct of two or more persons contributes concurrently as the proximate cause of the death, the conduct of each is a proximate cause of the death if that conduct was also a substantial factor contributing to the result. There are also complex issues of intervening causes, which can be categorized as either “dependent” or “independent” intervening causes, the latter of which may clear the defendant of the charge or charges and result in a dismissal of the Vehicular Manslaughter charges or DUI Manslaughter charges.

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AN EXPERIENCED ORANGE COUNTY DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY CAN HELP

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ORANGE COUNTY DUI MANSLAUGHTER DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

Trusting a Vehicular Manslaughter or DUI Manslaughter case to a DUI Defense Attorney is not something that should be taken lightly as the punishments are extreme, often resulting in sentences nearing 12 years in State Prison. You need an attorney who has familiarity in dealing with cases involving Vehicular Manslaughter in addition to DUI Defense generally. With Peter F. Iocona and the DUI Defense Attorneys of The SoCal Law Network, you get the benefit of both skillsets and it is for this reason that we are Orange County’s preferred choice in representing those charged with Vehicular Manslaughter. 

We have a long-history of successful outcomes to cases involving Vehicular Manslaughter because we know the science and the law behind the charge of Gross Vehicular Manslaughter or DUI Manslaughter.

Do not trust your Gross Vehicular Manslaughter case to just any DUI Defense Attorney, only trust your Gross Vehicular Manslaughter case to the DUI Defense Lawyers of Peter F. Iocona and the DUI Defense Attorneys at The SoCal Law Network - Orange County's Recognized Leaders in DUI Defense.