Drivers are frequently charged with involuntary manslaughter following a DUI accident in which a passenger of the drunk driver or a person in another vehicle has been killed. For the families involved, these are tragic and highly emotional cases.
If you are the one charged, you could face a lengthy prison sentence. Hiring an experienced Kansas City defense attorney as early as possible - before you make statements to either law enforcement officers or the victim's family - will help you understand the consequences of an involuntary manslaughter or vehicular homicide charge.
At Rokusek Stein Law, LLC , our Kansas City criminal defense lawyers represent people charged with involuntary manslaughter in Kansas and Missouri, including:
As the former supervisor of the Traffic Division of the District Attorney's office in Johnson County, Attorney Jacquelyn Rokusek knows how involuntary manslaughter and vehicular homicide cases are handled by prosecutors.
Vehicular homicide or DUI manslaughter cases are typically prosecuted through the use of physical evidence that is obtained from each vehicle involved in the accident and from accident reconstruction. The prosecution will need to prove impairment and that drunk driving or impaired driving was the proximate cause of the fatal accident. At our firm, we know which experts to hire to search for evidence that will assist in your defense.
We would never encourage a client to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter or vehicular homicide charges when there is an opportunity for a dismissal or an acquittal. If there is a defense in your case, our Kansas City criminal defense lawyers will find it.
Your defense is too important to be left to an inexperienced lawyer. Contact Rokusek Stein Law, LLC for a free consultation if you have been, or expect to be, charged with involuntary manslaughter or vehicular homicide in the Kansas City area.