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Knoxville Vehicular Homicide Defense Lawyer

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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 victim’s death.
  • 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% or higher.

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 your case. Contact us to learn more about what we can do to help you.

Call (865) 896-9971 for your free, confidential consultation!