When You Need an Automobile Homicide Lawyer in Utah
Experience on both sides of the aisle
At Intermountain Legal, our car homicide lawyers in Salt Lake City have participated in hundreds of DUI and related cases as prosecutors and as defenders. If you have been charged with an automobile homicide, we understand the stress you are experiencing and make it a top priority to keep you informed. We also know the law and the system. And we use that knowledge to get results for our clients — from favorable plea bargains and reduced sentences to acquittals and dismissals.
Auto homicide in Utah
Causing the death of another person in an automobile accident is a devastating event. And if it occurs while the driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it can lead to long-term incarceration. If you have been involved as a driver in a fatal accident involving either drugs or alcohol, you need to contact an automobile homicide lawyer in Utah immediately. Under Utah law, auto homicide is the act of negligently operating a motor vehicle and causing the death of another while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or having blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or more.
Auto homicide is either a second- or third-degree felony depending on the driver’s degree of negligence. If the driver was merely negligent, it is a third-degree felony carrying a penalty of up to five years in prison and $5,000 in fines. If the driver was criminally negligent, it is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Auto homicide is also a qualifying offense requiring the offender to be an alcohol-restricted driver even after other suspensions and penalties are served.
Auto homicide lawyers confront many of the same evidentiary issues that are present in DUI cases regarding the timing, method and reliability of alcohol testing. Moreover, because conviction for auto homicide also requires a showing of negligence on the part of the defendant, a lawyer has many options for constructing a defense. Our team at Intermountain Legal stands with you during your auto homicide case. We appreciate what is at stake and act accordingly by keeping you informed throughout and doing our utmost to provide a zealous and principled defense.
Call the firm for a free consultation regarding your auto homicide case
The team at Intermountain Legal has participated in hundreds of DUI and related proceedings in Utah criminal courts. We have a strong record of success representing defendants in DUI and auto homicide cases as well as those facing violations of restrictions as an ignition interlock restricted driver. We know the law and we know the process. Call our office today at 801-990-4200 or contact us online to begin taking control of your legal troubles.
Intermountain Legal is located in Salt Lake City, UT and serves clients throughout all of Northern and Central Utah including Salt Lake City, Midvale, Sandy, West Jordan, North Salt Lake, Bountiful, South Jordan, Clearfield, Woods Cross, Draper, Farmington, Centerville, Layton, Ogden, Lehi, Provo, Orem, Park City and the counties of Davis, Salt Lake, Weber, Utah, Tooele and Summit.