An Iowa Vehicular Homicide Charge Can Devastate Your Life. Let Me Help You.
The roads are dangerous. In a moment’s notice, an obstacle can arise, leaving you no time to respond. Even the most cautious drivers can find themselves in a deadly accident. If you face vehicular homicide charges after an accident, the horror is not over.
You need to protect yourself and your future now.
What Factors Determine Guilt In Vehicular Homicide?
Many people feel blindsided by a vehicular homicide charge. After all, how can you face a criminal charge if something was an accident? In reality, the question at hand in vehicular homicide is often alleged negligence. The prosecutor will need to show that your actions or lack thereof as a driver contributed substantially to the death.
Under Iowa law, a person is guilty of vehicular homicide if they unintentionally cause a person’s death because of:
- Texting and driving
- Drunk driving
- Failure to follow traffic laws
- Reckless speeding or unpredictable driving
- General inattention
The result can be years in prison and financial ruin. For persons with a commercial license, you may be ineligible for your CDL for the rest of your life.
Help From A Skilled Iowa Criminal Defense Attorney
I am criminal defense attorney Michael Culp and help individuals throughout central Iowa facing a wide range of serious criminal charges.
With many years of experience, I know the law and what prosecutors need to prove to convict. In many cases, they simply do not have a strong case. I will investigate the circumstances, the evidence they plan to present against you and uncover what really happened.
My efforts in past cases have led to dismissed charges and acquittals at trial.
Get A Seasoned Lawyer On Your Side
Contact my office at Culp Law Office P.L.C. to find out what penalties you could face for your charges and the best way to help mitigate these consequences.