DUI Charged as Murder
If you are convicted of a DUI, the court will give you a formal warning about the dangers of driving under the influence.
The effect of this warning is that if you commit another DUI in the future, and someone dies as a result, you can be charged with murder.
The punishment for murder can be up to life in prison.
If you have not been convicted of a previous DUI, but are in a situation where someone died as a result of a DUI, you can be charged with vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. The punishment might not be as severe as murder, but you should expect to still face severe punishment if convicted.
A case like this can be very complex and take extensive negotiating. It is important to have an attorney representing you and defending your rights.
If you are being charged with a DUI, call the Law Offices of Nam Q. Doan | OC Legal Defense today at (714)248-3626. I can help you fight your case. For more information, read the DUI section.