Vehicular Homicide DUI Lawyer in Nashville
Defending Clients in Nashville and throughout all of Tennessee
If your DUI arrest resulted in the death of another individual, you can
be charged with vehicular homicide. This type of crime is associated with
devastating, life-altering punishments for those who are convicted and
having it on your criminal record can make it difficult to lead a normal life.
Collins Legal, we are committed to obtaining the outcome you desire. Our
DUI defense attorney possesses the comprehensive knowledge of Tennessee laws and court
proceedings in order to create a relentless defense strategy that’s
customized to fulfill your needs.
Penalties of DUI & Vehicular Homicide
Vehicular homicide is defined as the reckless and negligent killing of
another person while operating a vehicle. While it is typically considered
a Class C
felony, a drinking and driving vehicular homicide is upgraded to a Class B felony,
which is punishable by a prison sentence between eight and 30 years and
a maximum fine of $25,000.
However, if a suspect had
or more DUI or vehicular assault convictions or one previous vehicular homicide conviction,
or had a BAC of .20% or more and
one previous DUI or vehicular assault conviction, it is considered an aggravated vehicular
homicide charge. An aggravated vehicular homicide is a Class A felony,
punishable by a prison sentence between 15 and 60 years and a fine of
up to $50,000.
Have Our Award-Winning and Recognized Team on Your Side
Attorney Grover Collins, has received multiple awards and recognitions for professionalism and
legal capabilities, including a Superb 10.0 rating on Avvo and a selection
for inclusion in the list of Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠. As a former
prosecutor, he has an in-depth understanding of what strategies the prosecution
will use against you.
With penalties this substantial, you can’t risk hiring an inadequate
defense attorney. If you’re looking for an experienced, quality
and reliable legal team in Nashville, look no further than Collins Legal.
Contact us and schedule your case consultation today!