Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter?
Riverside DUI Lawyer
Vehicular Manslaughter is charged after a driver allegedly causes the death
of another while recklessly
driving under the influence. It is a felony and carries a sentence of up to ten years in prison, as
well as heavy fines and possible restitution to the victims. At Grech
& Packer, we defend clients charged with this offense in the Riverside
area. Attorney Paul Grech is a former Riverside County prosecutor with
years of criminal law experience.
We are among the few criminal defense attorneys in the state to be recognized
as Certified Specialists in Criminal Law by the State Bar Association.
Additionally, the national law directory Martindale-Hubbell® has rated
our team as AV® Preeminent™ a designation given to only the
most qualified and proven defense law firms. With your freedom on the
line, you owe it to yourself to have superior defense. Contact our team
today to begin strategic defense of your case.
How can I fight my charges?
In order to prove this charge the prosecutor must show that our client
was (1) DUI, (2) driving recklessly in such a way as to create a high
risk of death and (3) that the client's conduct caused the death of
the other person. In order to defend against these charges we have our
licensed private investigator conduct a thorough investigation of the
accident. In these cases the police usually arrive after the accident
has happened. Proceeding with what people tell them, they often accept
false ideas and jump to conclusions.
We often have our investigator examine the accident site for clues that
police missed and interview witnesses. We also look for evidence that
our client was driving safely and it was the other person or possibly
road conditions that caused the accident. Additionally we seek evidence
that police violated alcohol screening procedures. This invalidates the
conclusion that our client was DUI. We have the experience you need to
defend against vehicular manslaughter charges. We urge you to
contact us for a free consultation to discuss your charges and defense strategies.