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Criminal Cases Involving an Auto accident

by | Aug 8, 2014 | Criminal

Auto accidents frequently give rise to criminal cases in addition to civil lawsuits and traffic tickets. For example law enforcement may charge a driver in a car crash with Reckless Driving with Property Damage, Vehicular Manslaughter, DUI Manslaughter, DUI with Serious Bodily Injury, DUI with Property Damage, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Failure to Render Aid, etc. Vehicular Manslaughter is essentially Reckless Driving with a Death. If law enforcement does not believe a crime was committed, then the driver will be charged with careless driving. (More on the difference between Careless Driving and Reckless Driving)

There are several legal concepts that go into the defense of any criminal car crash case and the facts are much more technical than an average person thinks. This is because of the science behind accident reconstruction. Accident reconstruction involves the technical concepts of physics. The State will have the accident scene reconstructed in most cases involving an accident with property damage and you should too. If the State fails to do so, then your reconstruction will be the only one the jury gets to hear. You should never go it alone.

In defending criminal traffic cases with a wreck, having a lawyer that can and has worked with an accident reconstructionist is absolutely necessary. These cases can be fought with the proper preparation. Call or fill out the form at the top right of the page for a free consultation in your criminal traffic case.