Client facing 15 years for Armed Robbery we proved misidentification Judge DISMISSED the case!
Client allegedly sold rock cocaine to undercover officer faced 10 years following our argument client received NO JAIL TIME!
Police allegedly discovered 3 bags of marijuana in client's glove box faced 6 years we filed a 1538.5 motion to suppress resulting in DISMISSAL of all charges!
Client's estranged girlfriend alleged Client broke into her room and choked her facing 14 years in State Prison we won at trial JURY ACQUITTAL.
Strike case: Client charged with possession of methamphetamine facing 25 years we filed a Romero Motion which was granted case REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR!
Client facing 3 life terms for multiple felony counts of Child Molestation and Sodomy with child we proved the charges were fabricated by victims mother DISMISSAL of all charges at preliminary hearing!
Client facing 5 years for possession of deadly weapon we negotiated a plea for NO JAIL TIME!
Multiple defendants each facing 7 years charged with smuggling prescription drugs into California from Mexico our client was the only defendant who received NO JAIL TIME!
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Vehicular Manslaughter (CA Penal Code 191.5 & 192 PC) is when someone is injured or killed by the negligent operation of a vehicle. If you were involved in an accident and are being charged with vehicular manslaughter, our criminal defense lawyers can prove your innocence.
Often when charged with vehicular manslaughter there are many holes in the evidence. If you had been drinking earlier, the law enforcement agent who arrested you could have done so while ignoring other factors in the cause of the accident. Road conditions, weather, or the other driver are thing that must be looked into before you are convicted of vehicular manslaughter.
The penalties for vehicular manslaughter are very serious, in certain cases you may even be charged with murder. If convicted under CA Penal Code 192, you may be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony . If charges as a misdemeanor you can face a jail sentence of up to a year, and if it's charged as a felony you can face anywhere from two to ten year in a state prison. You will be convicted of CA penal code 191.5 if you are proven to have been intoxicated during the accident.
In order to be convicted for vehicular manslaughter the prosecution must prove that you were driving in an unlawful or dangerous manner, or that you were intoxicated and that was the cause of the accident. Having an experienced attorney who has familiarized themselves with the law surrounding vehicular manslaughter can make huge difference in your case. Our attorneys are the best at what they do and they will fight aggressively in court to prove your innocence.
This section shall not be construed as making any homicide in the driving of a vehicle punishable that is not a proximate result of the commission of an unlawful act, not amounting to felony, or of the commission of a lawful act which might produce death, in an unlawful manner.
"Gross negligence," as used in this section, shall not be construed as prohibiting or precluding a charge of murder under Section 188 upon facts exhibiting wantonness and a conscious disregard for life to support a finding of implied malice, or upon facts showing malice, consistent with the holding of the California Supreme Court in People v. Watson, 30 Cal. 3d 290.
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