Looking For A DUI Manslaughter Attorney

Need a DUI Manslaughter attorney? Let me help you out.

You know that you are facing a serious charge. The Missouri statute on DUI manslaughter provides that if a person operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and causes the death of another they are guilty of a Class B felony.

But the is one more item the state must prove. It must prove that the driver acted with criminal negligence. Under the definitions in the Missouri statutes is the following:

A person acts with criminal negligence when a person fails to be aware of a substantial and unjustifiable risk that circumstances exist or a result will follow, and such failure constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care which a reasonable person would exercise in the situation.

A Class B felony carries a term of not less than 5 and not to exceed 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. It can also result in a fine of up to $10,000 or a combination of a fine and penitentiary time.

A DUI manslaughter case can many times be won on this element alone. The fact a person is intoxicated and is in an accident that kills someone does not mean it is a DUI manslaughter case.

I recently won a case on that point alone. It didn’t even get past the preliminary hearing. That saved my client a lot of money and anxiety.

I can help you with your DWI manslaughter case. Call me. 314-708-1000 goes directly to my cell phone.