Vehicular Manslaughter Penalties Are Harsh – Get Help Today
If you are facing charges of vehicular manslaughter, you could be sentenced to years in prison. This is an extremely serious situation that you don’t want to handle by yourself. You want an experienced trial lawyer with a reputation for hard work and vigorous representation.
Attorney Stephen P. Pfeiffer has been representing people in the commonwealth since 2007. He is an accomplished DUI defense attorney who has litigated numerous involuntary vehicular manslaughter cases, including those that involve driving under the influence. To learn how he can help you in this situation, call 757-901-0808 or send him an email.
The Experienced, Aggressive Representation You Need
Stephen Pfeiffer will work diligently to develop a strong defense strategy tailored to the specific details of your case. He can challenge the accuracy of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test results, evaluate the accident and attempt to negotiate plea bargains for lesser charges when appropriate.
In addition to his legal knowledge, Stephen Pfeiffer understands the emotional toll of facing a DUI manslaughter charge. He provides compassionate guidance and support throughout the legal process, helping to minimize the impact of the charges on your life.
Ultimately, Stephen Pfeiffer is committed to fighting for a good outcome for his clients. He has a track record of success in defending clients against DUI manslaughter charges in Virginia, and will use his knowledge and experience to help you.
The Consequences Of A Prison Sentence May Follow You For Life
Involuntary manslaughter is a Class 5 felony in Virginia. If convicted, you may be subject to incarceration from one to 10 years and a fine up to $2,500. Prison time may be increased to 20 years if you showed a “gross, wanton and reckless disregard” for human life. This is often the case when the driver had a blood alcohol content that was very high.
Having a felony conviction on your record will change your life, even after you complete your jail or prison sentence. You may lose the ability to vote. You will lose the right to possess firearms. Additionally, you may have trouble getting certain jobs and finding housing. If you are in a custody battle, your co-parent may try to use your felon status to keep you away from your children.