El Dorado County Criminal Defense – Lawyer/Attorney
Serving El Dorado County including: El Dorado Hills, Placerville & South Lake Tahoe
Whether you have been charged with a minor offense or a serious felony, the skilled El Dorado County criminal defense attorneys with more than 76 years of combined legal experience can make the difference between your freedom or jail. At the Law Office of Wing & Parisi, criminal defense attorneys in Placer County Christopher H. Wing, (Ret.), Linda Parisi, George Picha III, Jessica Graves & Erica Graves possess the skill and knowledge to prepare a thorough defense against your specific criminal charge.
The Law Offices of Wing and Parisi, can help you with your criminal case. We understand what may be at stake, so we go the extra mile for our clients to overcome any obstacles placed in their way. Our El Dorado County criminal defense lawyers will protect your rights throughout the investigation and trial, and we will pursue the best possible result in your case. Call now and get the representation you need. An experienced criminal defense lawyer in El Dorado County understand the complexities of criminal laws and can help you pursue the best possible option available to you. Call our office today, the initial consultation is free.
Vehicular Manslaughter is a charge an individual faces when he or she drives a vehicle and unintentionally, but unlawfully, kills another human being. In California, it in what is know as a wobbler, which means it can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony offense. The charge depends on the circumstances of the case and prior criminal history.
For example, if you were drunk driving and a death occurred, you will more likely than not be charged with a felony. However, if you were tired and had one drink, it is possible for you to be charged with a misdemeanor offense; the charge and penalties in this case are also are determined by the facts of the case and prior criminal history.
California law Penal Code 193 prescribes penalties for various types of vehicular manslaughter. The law states that a felony vehicular manslaughter is punishable by 2, 4, or 6 years in state prison, if convicted. In contrast, a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter is punishable by up to a year in county jail, if convicted.
However, vehicular manslaughter penalties are not limited to these two types. For example, if the vehicular collision was knowingly caused for financial gain and proximately resulted in the death of another person, you may be charged with vehicular manslaughter. If convicted of this offense, you face a sentence of 4, 6 or 10 years in state prison. Further, if you flee the scene of a crime after violating California law Penal Code 192, thereby committing vehicular manslaughter, you face an addition term of imprisonment of 5 years in state prison.
California law also permits the DMV to suspend your drivers license if you have committed vehicular manslaughter, which generally lasts for one year. The suspension may increase or decrease depending on the facts of your case and prior criminal history. Moreover, it is likely for the court to place the defendant on formal probation, order him or her to pay fines, or both.
It is in your best interest to contact an experienced El Dorado County criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter. The stakes are too high to take any additional risks. You need an attorney who will bring in the best accident reconstruction experts, automotive engineers, and forensic experts. Call the office of Wing & Parisi to speak with an experienced El Dorado County criminal defense lawyer. We are prepared to provide you with excellent criminal defense representation.
There’s no substitute for a strong El Dorado County criminal defense law firm, call Wing & Parisi at (916) 441-4888.
The Law Office of Wing & Parisi serves clients in El Dorado County including El Dorado Hills, Placerville & South Lake Tahoe California. Hablamos espanol. – Find us on Google+