Reckless homicide is similar to involuntary manslaughter. However, reckless homicide is the criminal term for those who involuntarily kill someone while in a car, boat, on a snowmobile, ATV or other motor vehicles.
Reckless homicide is a serious crime. You need serious criminal defense attorneys on your side.
At Erickson & Oppenheimer, LTD, we know what it takes to win. Our lawyers are skilled litigators. We build defense strategies that get results.
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A Reckless Homicide Conviction Will Shadow You For Life. Fight The Charges.
If you were involved in an accident that caused another’s death, you can be charged with reckless homicide. Reckless homicide is a serious felony offense with equally serious penalties.
As a Class 3 felony, reckless homicide — or vehicular manslaughter — is punishable by anywhere from two to five years in prison. You will also lose your driver’s license for at least two years. If aggravating circumstances are present, the crime can be increased to a Class 2 felony, punishable by up to 14 years in prison.
Reckless homicide charges often accompany DUI charges. If you are also convicted of a felony DUI, and people are killed as a result of the accident, you can be incarcerated for up to 28 years.
Even after serving your time, your conviction will shadow you for life. As a convicted felon, you may struggle to obtain employment or housing. The best way to protect yourself is to hire experienced criminal defense attorneys who have a track record of success.
At Erickson & Oppenheimer, LTD, our lawyers each have more than 20 years of criminal defense experience. We are committed to your defense, your freedom and your future.
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Clients come to us scared, and leave knowing their cases are in good hands. Why? Because they know we will do everything in our power to secure a not-guilty verdict.
If you are facing vehicular manslaughter or reckless homicide charges, make sure you work with attorneys who will fight for you. Contact Erickson & Oppenheimer, LTD, today at 877-505-1924 to discuss your case in a free consultation.