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Vehicular Homicide

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What is Vehicular Homicide?

Vehicular homicide is when someone intentionally, deliberately, and illegally kills another person with a vehicle. Usually, vehicular homicide is committed with gross negligence and implied malice. This means they were driving recklessly with no regard for human life. If the driver was intoxicated with alcohol, it can be charged as murder.

Penalties for Vehicular Homicide

Since vehicular homicide is sometimes seen as murder, the penalties are severe. If charged in the first-degree the penalties can be 25 years to life in prison. If charged in the second-degree the penalties are usually 15 years to life in prison.

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Legal Defenses for Vehicular Homicide

California’s self-defense laws can protect you if you acted in self-defense or defense of others. You have to reasonably believe that you or someone else is in immediate danger of:

  • Being killed
  • Suffering great bodily injury
  • Being raped, maimed, robbed, or having some other forcible act committed upon you or another person.

If any of these situations apply, then you have the right to use whatever measures necessary to stop these from happening.

A vehicular homicide can be an accident if:

  • There was no criminal intent to do any harm
  • The defendant was not acting negligently
  • The defendant was following the law at the time of the killing

Have you been legally accused of vehicular homicide? If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, it is essential to obtain legal council for help. It’s important to take your charges seriously. Don’t just hope for the best. Hire an attorney who understands your situation and the consequences you face.

Your Defense Attorney for Vehicular Homicide Charges

I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 39+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Driving Crimes such as DUI, Vehicular Homicide, and Vehicular Manslaughter.

10.0Mark A. Broughton
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Your Defense Attorney for Vehicular Homicide Charges

I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 39+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Driving Crimes such as DUI, Vehicular Homicide, and Vehicular Manslaughter.

10.0Mark A. Broughton
Mark A. BroughtonReviewsout of 23 reviews

About Mark Broughton:

Compassionate, highly experienced, exceptional reputation, ethical and honest:

Mark Broughton has been practicing law for over 40 years. He estimates that he has conducted over 200 jury trials – everything from DUIs, drug cases, sex cases, domestic violence, assaults, “three-strikes,” dozens of cases involving criminal street gangs, gun/deadly weapons, drive-by shootings, robberies, attempted murders, and murders, including special circumstance murder cases.

He has received many outright Not Guilty verdicts for his clients in all of these types of cases, including several murder cases – at one time between 2005-2007, the jury found his clients Not Guilty in four separate cases in a row.

Mark Broughton is qualified as a death penalty lawyer and is on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys in Fresno, California, where he is regularly appointed to special circumstances/death penalty murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court.

Other Qualifications:
  • Certified Specialist Criminal Law, State Bar of California
  • Board of Trustees, State Bar of California
  • Chairman, Fresno County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section

Mark Broughton enjoys close relationships with his clients.  He sees every individual’s situation with compassion and empathy and believes that every person has the right to a fair trial and is innocent until proven guilty.

Above all, he enjoys helping reunite his clients and their families during and after dealing with perhaps the most difficult time in their lives, going through the challenging criminal process with them.

Practice Areas

  • Federal Crime 40%
  • White Collar Crime 20%
  • Violent Crime 20%
  • Criminal Defense 10%
  • Sex Crimes 10%

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