Vehicular Homicide

There is a significant difference between vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter. To be convicted of vehicular homicide, the prosecutor must prove criminal intent: did a defendant knowingly and intentionally engage in criminal behavior with forethought or a blatant disregard for the safety and well-being of others? For this reason, vehicular homicide cases are not always straightforward. In vehicular homicide cases, the defendant's statements often play a critical role in the prosecutor's case. Therefore, if you are being investigated for vehicular homicide or think you might be, you should not speak with anyone before consulting a good criminal defense lawyer. What police or investigators say to a defendant during an interrogation and whether he or she is properly mirandized or held in interrogative custody, can affect what is allowed in court as evidence.

Contact The Law Offices of William J. Rapp if you are being investigated for, or a loved one has been charged with, vehicular homicide involving:

  • Fleeing the police

  • Driving a stolen vehicle

  • Drunk driving

  • Excessive speeding

  • Running a red light

  • Killing a car passenger or pedestrian

  • Reckless endangerment

  • Passing a loading or unloading school bus

  • Running another driver off the road

  • Hitting another car / road rage