Vehicular Homicide Laws in Washington
If you have been accused or charge with vehicular homicide it is critical that you contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Not every fatality that occurs out on the streets, as traumatic as they may be, should turn into a prosecution for vehicular homicide. More often than not, a crime that would normally be categorized as a traffic infraction, suddenly leads to an arrest and is labeled as vehicular homicide when someone is killed because of the incident.
Our firm takes a "hands on" approach to the law and we will defend you with discretion, professionalism and finesse. Any of our distinguished attorneys have had ample experience with complex cases such as these and they will handle them with sensitivity and compassion. When it comes to litigation however, our legal team will proceed assertively and aggressively in order to protect your rights.
Washington Statutes Defined
According to the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) section 46.61.520 (1998) vehicular homicide is defined as the death of any person that occurs within three years as a proximate result of injury caused by the driving of any person or vehicle. Whoever was operating that motor vehicle will be held responsible for their death. Negligent driving may include driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving, or driving without any regard for the safety of others. Any negligent driving that results in the loss of human life is categorized as a felony and is punishable under chapter 9A.20 of the RCW.
Our firm will conduct independent investigation outside of the police investigation, to search for defenses that exist within the case. The key to obtaining the best possible outcome for the client is to break down the events leading up to their arrest and slowly and analytically dismantle the prosecutor's case bit by bit. If you have been convicted of vehicular homicide contact the firm of Ramirez & Walker, Inc. We will vigorously defend the charges made against you by tactically formulating a defense strategy that fits the specific needs of your case. Your freedom and your liberty depend on it, call today!