Skip to main content
(404) 738-6000

Vehicular Manslaughter Defense Lawyer

It is always a tragedy when a life is ended in a vehicle accident. Thousands of people lose their lives every day in auto accidents. In most cases, it is considered an unfortunate, unintentional event, regardless of who caused the accident. However, if it is determined that a driver’s negligence caused the accident, they may also be facing life-altering consequences. If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter in Alabama, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight on your behalf.

Vehicular manslaughter is when someone dies in an auto accident caused by reckless, criminal or negligent behavior. For example, if a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol and hits a pedestrian, and if the injuries are fatal, they may be charged with vehicular manslaughter. Some other circumstances where an auto accident fatality could lead to manslaughter charges for the at-fault driver include when the accident occurs due to:

  • Eluding a police officer
  • Reckless driving
  • When passing or overcoming a school bus
  • While committing a crime

Vehicular manslaughter is by definition intentional, so the prosecutors do not need to prove motive against the accused. Instead, they only need to show that reckless or dangerous behavior caused the accident, leading to the death of another person.

Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter

In Alabama, vehicular manslaughter is a class B felony and can result in up to twenty years in prison for a first-time conviction. The felony conviction will stay on your record permanently, impacting your ability to find gainful employment and pursue other opportunities. If you have prior convictions, you can face even longer prison sentences and extensive fines. While you may feel remorse for being involved in an accident that took another life, you do not need to forfeit your life for an accident. Dwayne L. Brown and his legal team can help you fight your charges and obtain the best possible outcome for your case. Contact our office in Montgomery to schedule a consultation.

Free lawyer consultation

The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown would love to speak with you about your case. Please fill out the form and someone will be with you soon.

    The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

    I have read the disclaimer. (required)

    Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

    3390 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 1100
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    (404) 738-6000

    Montgomery Personal Injury Lawyer

    2740 Zelda Road, Suite 500
    Montgomery, AL 36106

    Our Client Reviews

    Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown
    4.9 / 5.0

    Based on 16 reviews

    Rafiq A.

    My family and I met Attorney Dwayne Brown after the unfortunate accident involving my niece. Attorney Brown did an exceptional job representing my family. He was the consummate professional, and treated my family with the utmost dignity and respect. As a result of his representation, my family was able to achieve a substantial settlement in our case. Although we obviously did not get our loved back, we are prayerful that we met Attorney Brown. My family would highly recommend Attorney Brown to anyone in a similar situation.

    Michael L.

    An excellent and professional lawyer. He took on a car accident case on my behalf, worked with me from across the country, and was just as vigorous in his pursuit of justice on day 912 as he was on day 1.

    Nikia S.

    Attorney Brown represent me on a case involving a motor vehicle. Another attorney indicated they could not help and I was recommended to attorney Brown by a well-respected member of my community. Attorney Brown resolved my case to my absolute satisfaction and did an excellent job. I highly recommend his services.

    Keitron G.

    Attorney Brown is simply the best! Very communicative, hard working and he puts his clients first. I'm a stickler when it comes to customer service and I got nothing but first class service!

    Gabby H.

    They were very good with helping with my case, they made sure I was well updated on everything involving my case and they are very nice people.

    Ryan R.

    I know Dwayne personally and have worked with him many times professionally. You won't find a more ethical, hardworking lawyer. He truly cares about his clients' welfare and getting them back on their feet, moving forward empowered.