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Lawyer Providing an Aggressive and Thorough Defense Against Vehicular Manslaughter Charges

Dedicated, aggressive defense of DWI homicide charges

A prison sentence is mandatory when a person driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol kills another person. If you face such a charge you want highly professional and accomplished defense counsel in the Greensboro, North Carolina, region to present your defense. The Law Offices of Ames Chamberlin P.L.L.C. in Greensboro is one of North Carolina’s preeminent criminal defense firms with extensive experience in defending vehicular homicide and vehicular murder charges. Our firm handles only criminal cases, and has excelled at criminal defense for more than 17 years. Ames Chamberlin is one of North Carolina’s board certified specialist in state and federal criminal law, an acknowledgement of his high level of criminal defense skill and legal knowledge. Ames Chamberlin is also recognized as a preeminent attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, the definitive listing of America’s most distinguished lawyers.

Ames Chamberlin is the defense attorney you want if you are accused of drunk driving that resulted in the death of another person. At The Law Offices of Ames Chamberlin, we pride ourselves on our highly rated criminal defense firm’s aggressive defense of vehicular manslaughter and murder cases, and on our compassion for and loyalty to our clients.

Explaining felony death by vehicle

Felony death by vehicle is often referred to as vehicular manslaughter or vehicular homicide. Where the underlying reckless or negligent behavior is linked to alcohol or drug consumption, North Carolina prosecutors invariably charge it as a felony.

North Carolina law provides for several degrees of felony death by vehicle. Each category carries a different punishment.

Felony death by vehicle occurs when:

  • A person drives while impaired
  • The impaired driver causes the death of another person,
  • Driving while impaired is the direct cause of the fatality.

Aggravated Felony Death by Vehicle occurs when a person:

  • A person drives while impaired
  • The impaired driver causes the death of another person
  • Driving while impaired is the direct cause of the fatality
  • The impaired driver has a prior conviction for DWI within seven years of this offense.

Repeat Felony Death by Vehicle occurs when a person:

  • A person drives while impaired
  • The impaired driver causes the death of another person
  • Driving while impaired is the direct cause of the fatality
  • The impaired driver has a prior conviction for DWI
  • The prior conviction also involves causing another person’s death by driving while impaired

The intertwining complexity of defending a combination DWI and murder or manslaughter charge from pretrial motions through post-sentencing relief requires dedicated, proven defense counsel with unparalleled legal knowledge, aggressive advocacy and untarnished reputation. Ames Chamberlin is the criminal defense attorney who fits the bill.

Seek a free consultation for a tenacious defense in vehicular death cases

Contact us online or by telephone at 336-638-1117 to make an appointment for a free consultation with The Law Offices of Ames Chamberlin. We are in downtown Greensboro with on-site parking, and we set appointments to fit your schedule.

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