Vehicular Manslaughter

Defense Against Serious DUI Accident Charges in California

Have you been charged with vehicular manslaughter/vehicular homicide? The consequences can be very serious, particularly if the individual was driving under the influence of alcohol. In some cases, a vehicular manslaughter conviction can mean life in prison. Obtain the experienced and quality criminal defense you need to successfully defend yourself against these charges.

My name is J. David Markham. As an experienced attorney and certified criminal law specialist,  I serve as a Lakeport vehicular manslaughter attorney for people in that community, as well as Clearlake and the surrounding parts of Lake County and Mendocino County. Your freedom is at stake here. Don't waste any time, and contact me for a free consultation to discuss the charges against you and what I can do to help.

Charges of Vehicular Manslaughter and DUI With Injury

When a person is killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver, the drunk driver will be charged with vehicular manslaughter. If the accident results in an injury, the drunk driver will be charged with DUI with injury. These are both serious charges that could result in long-term incarceration.

I take great care to work with accident reconstruction experts, forensic toxicologists and other experts who can help me gather the facts necessary to build a strong defense case for you. I will also heavily scrutinize police reports and any eyewitness accounts.

In California, less aggravated forms of vehicular manslaughter are known as "wobbler" offenses. This is because they can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The distinction is very important because it can mean the difference between jail or no jail. I will help you get the best possible outcome for your particular case by aggressively defending you and providing intelligent and thorough criminal defense representation.

Contact a Lake County DUI Accident Lawyer

Tell me about your case. Find out about the steps I can take to defend you against the DUI or vehicular manslaughter charges you are faced with.