Criminal Vehicular Operation Homicide

Criminal Vehicular Operation And Homicide Are Serious Crimes

When a criminal offense such as DUI/DWI or BWI leads to injury or death, the stakes rise dramatically. Criminal vehicular homicide (CVH) is a serious felony charge that occurs when a drunk driver causes the death of another human being. Criminal vehicular operation (CVO) can be a gross misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the level of injury that occurs. CVH and CVO charges have severe penalties, but are very defendable if investigated properly and handled aggressively.

We have successfully handled dozens of these serious alcohol-related offenses. We have the skill and resources to obtain a favorable result even in the face of what looks like an impossible-to-defend case.In these cases, we frequently use experts in areas of accident reconstruction, human factors, medicine and traffic safety. We also do extensive investigation and research into causation and negligence by other involved parties.Criminal vehicular operation and criminal vehicular homicide are extremely serious charges that can send you to prison for years. They may be accidental acts, but they are criminal acts as well. You will need a tough lawyer to protect yourself in these situations. Call or contact the Law Office of John J. Leunig today.

In the following successful case, we kept our client out of prison:

“My client, a father of four, killed another driver, a father of three, while drunk. He was charged with criminal vehicular homicide. Although facing a significant prison sentence, my client received a local jail sentence with work release.” – Attorney Leunig

Possible Penalties For Conviction

Criminal vehicular operation is when a person causes great bodily harm to another while driving. This is a felony with penalties of up to five years in prison and/or a fine up to $10,000.

Criminal vehicular homicide is a type of manslaughter involving negligence that resulted in the death of another person. It is also a felony. Penalties for conviction can be up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine up to $20,000.

In either offense, the driver may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs or just driving in a grossly negligent manner.

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