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Vehicular Homicide

Marietta Vehicular Homicide Lawyer

SECURING YOUR DEFENSE AGAINST VEHICULAR HOMICIDE CHARGES IN COBB, FULTON, CHEROKEE, BARTOW, AND PAULDING COUNTIES

Frye Law Group recognizes the gravity of vehicular homicide charges and the profound impact they can have on individuals and families. Our seasoned legal team is committed to providing steadfast representation for those facing such allegations in Marietta, Georgia. With a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding vehicular homicide cases, we leverage our extensive legal expertise to navigate the intricacies of the legal system on behalf of our clients.


Call Frye Law Group today at 770-268-3755 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our vehicular homicide attorney in Marietta!


GEORGIA’S VEHICULAR HOMICIDE LAWS

In Georgia, vehicular homicide refers to the act of negligently causing the death of another person, without malice, using a vehicle (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-393). The prosecution will assess the circumstances of the fatal accident and determine whether to pursue felony or misdemeanor charges.

People who cause a fatal motor vehicle accident by violating routine traffic laws are typically charged with a misdemeanor. Anyone who commits serious traffic violations may face felony charges. Furthermore, individuals who have been found guilty of three or more serious traffic violations within five years (“habitual violators”) might also face felony charges, even if they did not commit such a violation at the time of the fatal accident.

Examples of routine traffic violations include:

  • Speeding
  • Running a traffic light or stop sign
  • Swerving
  • Tailgating
  • Illegally overtaking another vehicle (except for a school bus)
  • Making an illegal turn

A charge may be upgraded to a felony if the accident was caused while doing any of the following:

  • Illegally overtaking a school bus
  • Fleeing the scene of an accident, you were involved in
  • Driving recklessly
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs
  • Fleeing from law enforcement

WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR VEHICULAR HOMICIDE IN GEORGIA?

Being involved in an accident on a Georgia roadway that caused another person’s death could lead to charges of vehicular homicide. The state harshly punishes those convicted of this crime. Penalties may include:

  • Driver’s license suspensions or revocations
  • Lengthy prison sentences (1-20 years)
  • A criminal record
  • Steep fines.

Collateral and long-term consequences may include:

  • Civil lawsuits brought against you
  • Paying damages to the victim’s family
  • Limited employment opportunities
  • High-risk insurance rates

If you’ve been accused of vehicular homicide, we invite you to contact our office. Our vehicular homicide lawyer, Attorney Kim Frye, will listen to your side of the story and work with you to gather the facts of your case. We’ll collaborate with experts who can help us thoroughly examine evidence to build as strong a defense as possible and identify factors that call into question the case presented by the prosecution.

DEFENSES AGAINST VEHICULAR HOMICIDE CHARGES

Building a strong defense is essential when facing vehicular homicide charges. Frye Law Group employs a strategic approach to challenging accusations and safeguarding our clients’ rights. Potential defenses may include:

  • Lack of Negligence: Demonstrating that the accused party was not negligent in their actions at the time of the incident.
  • Challenging Evidence: Scrutinizing the validity and reliability of evidence presented by the prosecution, including witness testimonies and expert opinions.
  • Intoxication or Impairment: Examining the procedures followed during sobriety tests and questioning the accuracy of blood alcohol content (BAC) results.
  • Emergency Situations: Establishing that the accused acted in response to an emergency, making their actions justifiable under the circumstances.
  • Procedural Violations: Identifying violations of the accused’s constitutional rights or procedural errors during the investigation and legal proceedings.

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What Should I Do If I Get Stopped For A DUI?

Contact Our Marietta Vehicular Homicide Attorney Today

At Frye Law Group, our Marietta vehicular homicide lawyer, Kim Frye, is a former Georgia prosecutor. As such, she has insight into the type of evidence that may be evaluated by the prosecution and the sorts of charges that may be brought against you. Furthermore, as the founder of her practice, she has represented over 1,000 Georgians in criminal defense cases, so she knows the ins and outs of Georgia law and knows what to expect when fighting vehicular homicide charges in the state’s judicial system.


Contact Frye Law Group today to schedule a meeting with our vehicular homicide lawyer in Marietta!


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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

Tag Sawick
Tag Sawick
2024-05-02
Frye Law Group is incredible. Someone is there to answer any questions you have and clearly communicate options. They give constant updates and help every step along the way.
LoryAnn Carrasco
LoryAnn Carrasco
2024-05-02
I love this Law Group, you can trust their work and words. They will do everything in their power to help you win your case, better yet even dismiss it if can. They also work on my husband’s case and even tho they set a date they got it settled way before the date they give, that’s how fast they work. Truly a fast honest working group. I thank them for their awesome work. Definitely recommend.
Dylan G
Dylan G
2024-04-25
These are the people who you want to represent you!! Kim, Michael, Brittani, Sophia, etc. thank you all so much for your dedication to your work and caring for others. This was my second case with Kim as my lawyer and she got both of them dismissed (I only went to court ONE time for two cases and didn’t say a word to the judge). This firm is truly amazing at what they do and I can’t thank them enough. If I could rate 6 stars, I would.
Renzo Rivera
Renzo Rivera
2024-04-23
This is now the second time in my life I’ve found myself in need of legal counsel, and of course it’s the second time I called upon the Frye Law Group to represent me. If you ever find yourself on the wrong side of the law, trust that Kim and her team will do everything in their power to help you get the best possible outcome to your situation!
shannon stewart
shannon stewart
2024-03-07
Michael and the Frye law firm did a great job with representing me. They made sure to keep me informed on everything that was going on and did there absolute best to get me the best outcome. Having them represent me was definitely worth the money spent!!!!
Carl Frinzi
Carl Frinzi
2024-03-06
I could not be happier with the services provided by Frye Law Group. From start to finish, her team was communicative, professional, and diligent in resolving my case. They were honest about the potential outcome's and eventually got the resolution I was looking for. I would definitely recommend them.
Andy Parsons
Andy Parsons
2024-03-05
Beth is great
YG Fresh
YG Fresh
2024-02-09
Absolutely the BEST. 100% worth the money. Case dismissed which the felony off my record within me being incarcerated in 9 days. I got the call shortly after a bond hearing and was released the same day. Highly recommend if you want a winner!