DWI/DUI Manslaughter Defense Attorney in Newport News and Hampton, Virginia
Handling DUI Manslaughter Charges in Virginia
If you were arrested for drunk driving after causing a catastrophic or fatal accident, seek legal help immediately. Law enforcement in Virginia will likely assume your blood alcohol content directly caused the accident. Prosecutors will aggressively pursue prison time as a punishment.
For than 39 years, I have defended thousands of clients at the law office of John J. Rice accused of drunk driving. I am prepared to mount a strong defense strategy focused on preserving your constitutional rights. I will invest substantial resources to determine if your blood alcohol content (BAC) was below the legal limit at the time of the accident. If another factor caused the accident, I will fight for your charges to be dismissed or greatly reduced.
The criminal justice system in Virginia is strongly biased in favor of the prosecution. I am committed as a criminal defense lawyer to help level the playing field. Contact my law firm online or call 757-310-6441 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Mounting an Aggressive Defense Strategy Against DWI Death Charges
Since 1973, I have defended first-time and habitual offenders facing vehicular homicide and DWI/DUI manslaughter charges. I offer a level of sophistication focused on determining if law enforcement has a legitimate case against you.
I will start my investigation challenging the validity of your BAC results. Part of my focus includes analyzing Breathalyzer test results. I am prepared to determine if the Breathalyzer was poorly maintained or calibrated incorrectly. Human and technical errors could have caused the Breathalyzer to falsely depict your blood alcohol content while you were driving.
I also consult accident scene reconstructionists to evaluate the property damage and evidence left from the accident. I offer a detailed approach to determine if another factor such as fallen debris or poor road conditions possibly caused the fatal accident. I will also evaluate product recall notices to understand if a break failure or tire defect possibly led to the tragic accident.
Seeking to Mitigating the Damages Against You
I will fight for the charges against you to be dismissed or greatly reduced if your constitutional rights were violated. Specifically, I will analyze the validity of your traffic stop and field sobriety test to determine if law enforcement made any errors. I will also negotiate for less jail time in exchange for community service or treatment in an alcohol awareness or anger management program.
Contact My Law Firm Today
If you are accused of causing a drunk driving accidental death accident, contact my law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation. I will seek to mitigate the damage if your charges cannot be dropped.