Seattle Vehicular Assault Lawyer
Assault or Homicide with a Vehicle in Washington
Hale Law Enterprises recognizes that in most vehicular homicide or assault cases, the defendant might never have guessed he or she would be in this life-altering situation. If you or a loved one has been arrested, the Seattle vehicular assault attorney Matthew T. Hale is well prepared to fight on your behalf. After over 20 years of experience defending good people accused of a wide variety of crimes, Attorney Matthew T. Hale has the knowledge and track record necessary to help you successfully navigate your case.
Hand your case to a skilled vehicular assault attorney you can trust! Call (206) 207-4776 for a free consultation!
Vehicular Homicide as a Result of DUI
If you were charged with vehicular homicide as a result of illegally driving under the influence of a controlled substance, you are facing serious potential sentencing and consequences. However, after thousands of cases handled, Seattle criminal defense and DUI attorney Matthew T. Hale has gained a thorough understanding of breath and blood tests, as well as police procedures that come into play when determining if a defendant truly should be convicted of a DUI.
To convict you of a DUI, the prosecution will have to prove that you were driving with one of the following:
- A BAC of 0.08 or higher within 2 hours of driving
- A THC of 5.00 or higher due to marijuana within 2 hours of driving
- A “lessened” ability to drive the vehicle due to a controlled substance or substances
According to Washington statutes, the prosecution must prove that you drove in a rash manner, heedless of the consequences to convict you of vehicular homicide due to reckless driving. It is vital that you have an aggressive Seattle vehicular assault attorney on your side to present your arguments articulately in court.
Disregard for Safety of Others
This potential element of vehicular homicide is even more subjective than reckless driving because the prosecution will have to prove that your disregard for the safety of others surpassed “ordinary negligence.” Ordinary negligence is defined as an act that reasonably careful drivers would not do under the same circumstances. Disregard for the safety of others that is extreme enough to convict a person of vehicular homicide must show that the person demonstrated, beyond a reasonable doubt, a very blatant carelessness. Remember that the burden of proof lies with the prosecution, so if they decide to take this angle, your expert Seattle vehicular assault attorney can be more than prepared to defend you.
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