If you have had an accident that caused the death of someone else, and you were charged with driving under the influence, you’re probably stressed and afraid. You have gone through a terrible ordeal, and have no idea what is going to happen next. The good news is, Logue Law Group is here to help you.
DUI Homicide Penalties in Pennsylvania
When you are charged with DUI and causing an accident that resulted in the death of another person, it’s possible that you will be charged with a sentence enhancement of Homicide. This means you are facing extra penalties on top of the standard ones for driving under the influence. These penalties are severe, because homicide is a second-degree felony. You can be charged with one count of Homicide for every person who died in the accident, if the district attorney can prove that you drove under the influence and caused the accident. A conviction for this charge includes fines of up to $25,000 for each person who died and three to ten years in prison for each person who died.
We Can Help You
It’s easy to give up the fight when you’re facing severe penalties like these. But, don’t plead guilty yet. Give Logue Law Group a call. The experienced Pittsburgh DUI attorneys at this firm will do everything possible to get you a good outcome for your case. They will vigorously and aggressively defend you. They have the experience to take on prosecutors and win.
The criminal justice system can be confusing, and the process of going through a DUI with homicide trial can be an emotional and complicated process. When you’re up against DUI and homicide charges, you need a skilled lawyer with the persistence to win your case. Sean Logue and his fellow attorneys will help you navigate the whole process, from explaining your charges to describing what will happen at your hearing. They are seasoned and aggressive, with a winning record.
You can expect the district attorney to work hard to get you convicted. They will call expert witnesses to prove your guilt. They will use the testimony of these witnesses to try to convince the jury that you deserve the harshest punishment they can give you. You need someone on your side who will aggressively fight for your rights, and for the best possible outcome you can get.
If you or a loved one have been charged with a DUI homicide in or around the city of Pittsburgh, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney. The Logue Criminal Defense team serves Pittsburgh, PA, and the surrounding areas, including West Virginia and Ohio. To get in touch and schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Pittsburgh Criminal Defense lawyer from Logue Law Group, call us today at (412) 612-2210 or (412) 389-0805. Or, you can contact us online.
Don’t wait to call! The longer you wait to hire an attorney, the more difficult it becomes for him or her to get a good outcome for you and your case. Call today!