Vehicular Homicide Attorney In Albany, Oregon

The term "homicide" often brings to mind murder or other forms of intentional killing. Yet some accidental deaths can also be charged as homicides. And many of these deaths result from the weapon we all use virtually every single day: a car.

Motor vehicles have the potential to kill. Recognizing this reality, Oregon's criminal law makes it a crime for drivers to operate vehicles in a way that endangers others. Vehicular homicide charges arise when someone loses his or her life as a result of another driver's:

  • Reckless driving
  • Negligent driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Falling asleep while driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs, including prescription drugs

Technically called manslaughter, vehicular homicide charges are felony offenses. They could result in years of imprisonment and leave you with a criminal record that is forever tarnished. If you are a commercial driver, the stakes are even higher: your CDL and livelihood are also in jeopardy.

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Dealing with the aftermath of a serious car accident is difficult enough on its own. Add to that the remorse and regret over the loss of someone's life, public criminal charges and potential loss of liberties, and you are likely facing the most frightening challenge of your life.

Fortunately, you don't need to stumble through the justice system on your own. Turn to me, Forrest Reid, a defense attorney handling vehicular homicide charges in the Albany area. I offer realistic, nonjudgmental guidance for those facing all types of criminal charges. My firm belief that everyone has a right to a strong defense has served as the foundation of my practice as a criminal defense lawyer for over 30 years. Just as I have helped thousands of people get through serious criminal proceedings, I can help you, too.

Let me fight for you - contact me to schedule your initial consultation. Call 541-926-3823 to learn more.