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Vehicular Homicide Attorney Chico CA
If you or a loved one has been in an accident in the state of California resulting in a loss of life, it may be possible that there is a charge of vehicular homicide. These are serious charges and you need to be prepared for the possibility that you will end up in a court of law. If you have been charged with the vehicular manslaughter (California Penal Code § 191.5) or homicide, it is important to contact Williams & Javellana, LLP to assist you. We can defend your case and do what is necessary to ensure that, if possible, it is either dismissed or the charges are reduced.
When most people think about vehicular homicide, they are thinking about certain circumstances that may have existed, including driving under the influence. The fact of the matter is, however, it’s rare that the circumstances and evidence in a vehicular homicide case are going to be clearly seen. There may be a variety of factors which could affect your ability to drive safely, including weather, road conditions or the behavior of other drivers.
When Facing Vehicular Homicide
It is also important to understand, it is not only passengers in other cars who have died that could result in a charge of vehicular homicide. Even if somebody is riding in your car or if they are a pedestrian, you may also be facing this type of a charge. Since there are many variations that could exist in such a case, it’s important for you to only trust the professionals when getting legal advice. You can contact Williams & Javellana, LLP to ensure that you are looked after properly.
In a vehicular manslaughter or homicide case, it is necessary to prove that there was a violation which resulted in the death of the other individual or individuals. This could be negligence on your part or on the part of others. Some common reasons why these types of charges may end up in court include tailgating and road rage. Today, there are also many cases when texting or talking on the cell phone may play into this type of the case. That is why cell phone records may often be requested and your cell phone may be confiscated at the scene of such an accident.
Most people are surprised to learn that vehicular homicide is not just a civil matter. Yes, there may be civil charges that are also brought against you but criminal charges are also a real possibility. Those charges could result in your arrest, as well as the possibility for vehicular homicide sentence and fines. That is why it is very important for you to ensure that you are defended properly in a court of law. When you have Williams & Javellana, LLP by your side throughout this process, we will do what is necessary to ensure that your case is looked into properly. This would include any evidence that may exist which could reduce the charges against you or perhaps even dismiss the charges so that you can avoid the jail time that could otherwise be a problem.
Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015