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Vehicular Manslaughter

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Do you need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Fresno? If you have been arrested or charged with vehicular manslaughter, it is essential to obtain legal council for help right away.  

What is Vehicular Manslaughter?

Vehicular manslaughter is when someone is killed by driving a vehicular negligently. There are two types of vehicular manslaughter.

Vehicular Manslaughter with Gross Negligence

Vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence occurs when a misdemeanor or infraction is committed or a lawful act is committed in a way that could cause death and causes the death of another person. Gross negligence is when someone acts recklessly with a high risk of causing death or great bodily injury and they knew or should have known their actions could cause harm or death to another person.

Ordinary Vehicular Manslaughter

Ordinary or misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter is different because ordinary negligence is when someone fails to use reasonable care to prevent harming someone.

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Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter with Gross Negligence

Vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence is a wobbler, meaning it can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the case and the defendant’s criminal history.

As a misdemeanor

  • Misdemeanor probation
  • Incarceration time and/or a fine

As a felony

  • Felony probation
  • Incarceration time and/or a fine
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Penalties for Ordinary Vehicular Manslaughter

Ordinary Vehicular manslaughter is a misdemeanor and the penalties include:

• Misdemeanor probation
• Incarceration time and/or a fine

Legal Defenses for Vehicular Manslaughter

It can be hard to prove that someone acted with negligence or gross negligence because everyone reacts to situations differently. If you didn’t act with negligence or gross negligence then you shouldn’t be guilty of vehicular manslaughter.

Perhaps you were involved in an accident that caused someone else’s death. It’s possible that the person who died was also driving negligently and caused his or her own death.

Acting reasonably depends on the situation. If you acted reasonably in relation to your emergency situation, you shouldn’t be charged with vehicular manslaughter.

Have you been legally accused of vehicular manslaughter? 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.

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Your Defense Attorney for Vehicular Manslaughter 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.

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Your Defense Attorney for Vehicular Manslaughter 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.

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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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