If you have been arrested for any type of DWI case and there is someone injured because of you, there might be some other facts that you need to know. Vehicular homicide can be a very hard case to handle if you don’t have the right Austin DWI Lawyer. There are many details to these types of cases that only a DWI Lawyer might know.
Vehicular homicide is defined as a death of someone else because of neglectful operating of a vehicle. This charge can only be admissible if it amounts to less than manslaughter. If you had been drinking before you got into the car but were under the legal limit, you might be able to only have vehicular homicide instead of manslaughter for a charge.
The penalties for a charge like this can range anywhere from 5 years or more in a correctional facility. There is usually a fine of some type that the court will require that you pay. In cases such as this there will also be a suspended license and a number of different training classes that you are forced to attend as part of your parole.
Texas has zero tolerance policy for underage drinkers and will most likely try and charge you to the fullest extent of the law which may mean that you are tried as an adult even if you happen to be a minor. Texas is constantly trying to crack down on minors drinking and driving.