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DUI Vehicular Manslaughter in Ventura

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In California, vehicular manslaughter refers to when a driver causes an accident that leads to another person's death. In most vehicular manslaughter cases, investigators first impulse is to determine whether or not the at-fault driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the incident.

It is in your best interests to retain a Ventura DUI lawyer if you have been arrested for and may face conviction for DUI and vehicular manslaughter charges. Call Wilfert Law, PC at (805) 901-9119 to request a free case review.

Building a Defense in Your Favor

When these cases go to trial, prosecutors are relentless in their pursuit of a conviction when fatal accidents are the cause of alcohol consumption. They will look to all of the available evidence to lay blame on a possibly intoxicated driver, as there is often bias in the justice system. Therefore, the investigation may resort to hurried and swift accusations.

Prosecutors must prove the following:

  • If the driver was aged 21 or older, and had a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or above
  • If the driver was under the age of 21, and had a BAC of 0.05% or higher
  • The driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident and committed a misdemeanor or another
  • The driver committed an illegal act that may have led to negligence, and subsequently caused the death of another person

Our Ventura DUI attorneys are former law enforcement officials who also have unparalleled legal experience in and out of the courtroom. Drawing from this vast insight, we can bring forth a defense that puts you on the path towards a favorable outcome. We work to get your charges reduced or even dropped altogether!

Bring your case to us to discuss all of the details regarding the incident. We can keep you informed about what the next steps to take in the criminal process.