Sometimes there is no disputing a drunk driving charge. Even if you did not allow a breath test, one may have been required. Even if you were successful in the refusal, the factors around your charges may be irrefutable and in that case, you may feel compelled to admit your guilt and accept your sentence. However, even if you feel true guilt and would like to proceed with punishment, it is important to understand how far-reaching the consequences can be and how important it still is to have an advocate on your side.
In the case of a man from Fisherville that allegedly ran his pickup truck head-on into a 59-year-old woman’s car, fatally injuring her. The man is 31 years-old and has the rest of his life in front of him, but faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and DUI.
Fighting charges involving a fatal motor vehicle accident can be an uphill struggle. An overzealous prosecutor may seek maximum penalties, which could put a defendant in prison for a number of years.
As such, if you should have the misfortune of being charged with manslaughter in connection with an alleged drunk driving accident, you may wish to seek the advocacy of an experienced attorney. It is very important that you understand all of your legal options.
Depending on your circumstances, you may want to seek a plea agreement or fight the charges in court. The attorney could advise you on your best course of action and see that your rights are protected.
A Virginia DUI attorney may be able to guide you in the event you are involved in a fatal vehicle accident in which you find yourself charged. By speaking to an attorney as soon as you can, you have a better chance of achieving your best possible outcome.
Source: WDBJ7.com, “Fisherville man charged with DUI in wrong-way I-81 crash that killed Christianburg woman,” June 27, 2016