Duluth, Minnesota, Vehicular Homicide Attorneys

What Is Criminal Vehicular Homicide?

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident where someone dies, an accusation of grossly negligent vehicular operation could lead to a serious charge of criminal vehicular homicide or vehicular manslaughter. In Minnesota, the death of an unborn child during an accident is grounds for criminal vehicular homicide charges.

Other allegations could lead to criminal vehicular homicide charges if you were accused of driving:

  • Under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance
  • With a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or above
  • In a negligent manner while knowingly under the influence of a hazardous or controlled substance
  • And leaving the scene of the accident you allegedly caused

A conviction for such a crime could mean exorbitant fines and years of prison.

Experienced Vehicular Homicide Attorneys

If we think you are improperly charged, we will help you through a jury trial. Sometimes, lesser included offenses can be the best protection. However, if it appears that the state can prove the case, our strategy at the Law Offices of David C. Keegan and Mikkel A. Long is to focus on keeping sentencing to a minimum. We also attempt to minimize the adverse publicity that comes about due to involvement in a fatal accident by speaking to county officials as early as possible — preferably in the preindictment phase. Our law offices have at our disposal private investigators and accident reconstructionists who can determine precisely how a fatal accident occurred.

In certain circumstances, addressing a client's particular personal issue can result in the courts providing a more lenient sentencing. Through good networking, we have access to resources such as counseling and chemical dependency specialists who can help you work through your personal circumstances.

Our lawyers have good working relationships with the courts and local prosecutors in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. While our attorneys handle these matters routinely, they understand that your circumstances are anything but routine for you. We will take every action to alleviate your concerns. David and Mikkel will explain the process to you and answer any questions you may have. They will provide you a realistic assessment of what the outcome of the case may be.

Contact Our Duluth Law Offices

Besides regular office hours, we can and do make ourselves occasionally available to meet with you during evenings and/or weekends. Contact us at 218-722-7813.