Knoxville Vehicular Homicide Defense Lawyer
Call Joseph Fanduzz at(865) 896-9971 to Get Started on Your Case!
Tennessee law defines
vehicular homicide as a fatal crash caused by a DUI driver with a.08 BAC or more. If you
accidentally killed someone while driving under the influence of drugs
or alcohol, you may be charged with vehicular homicide and spend a substantial
amount of your life paying the price. Our team has handled cases like
yours and knows how to develop a personalized defense strategy designed
to improve your chances of receiving a favorable verdict.
Vehicular Homicide Is a Felony
Consequences for vehicular homicide are destructive. They include:
- Class B felony status
- 8 to 30 years in jail
- Up to $25,000 fine
- License revocation for 3 to 10 years
An Aggravated Vehicular Homicide Charge Can Ruin Your Life
Being convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide could take away your freedom for good:
- Class A felony status
- 15 to 60 years in jail
- Up to $50,000 in fines
Components of the Crime
The prosecution must prove three factors in order to convict you of vehicular homicide:
Recklessness: The motorist
knew that acting a certain way posed a high risk to others, but disregarded
this knowledge and acted anyway.
Causation: There must be clear proof that the defendant was the legal cause of the
Intoxication: Tennessee law defines intoxication as a motorist’s impaired ability
to operate a vehicle due to drug or alcohol ingestion, or a BAC of .08%
If the prosecution cannot prove these three points, they cannot convict
you of vehicular homicide. Our team is focused on fighting for alternatives
to prison and unaffordable fines. We are on your side.
Allow Us to Advocate on Your Behalf
When you hire our qualified vehicular homicide lawyer at the Law Office
of Joseph A. Fanduzz, you can rest assured that your criminal case is
our top priority. We prioritize our relationship with clients to ensure
you feel informed and prepared for the possibilities that lie ahead in
Contact us to learn more about what we can do to help you.
Call (865) 896-9971
for your free, confidential consultation!