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Navigating Vehicular Homicide Charges In Ohio

Vehicular homicide charges in Ohio are among the most serious offenses one can face, carrying severe penalties and life-altering consequences. The seasoned lawyer at Billak Law understands the gravity of these allegations. He is dedicated to providing steadfast legal representation to individuals in Canfield and throughout Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull counties. With over 25 years of experience, attorney Damian Billak brings a depth of knowledge and a commitment to justice to every case he handles.

An Experienced Advocate For Your Defense

With a profound understanding of the complexities surrounding vehicular homicide charges, the firm’s criminal defense lawyer is prepared to mount a vigorous defense on your behalf. He believes in the inherent value of every individual’s story and is committed to uncovering the truth and defending your rights at every turn.

Understanding Vehicular Homicide Charges

In Ohio, vehicular homicide encompasses several offenses, each with its own set of legal elements and potential penalties. Below are key offenses and considerations associated with vehicular homicide charges:

  • Aggravated vehicular homicide: Aggravated vehicular homicide is a felony offense that typically involves causing the death of another person while operating a vehicle recklessly or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The prosecution must prove recklessness or impairment beyond a reasonable doubt. Penalties may be enhanced if the driver has prior convictions, is driving in a construction zone or is operating a vehicle without a license.
  • Vehicular homicide: Vehicular homicide involves causing the death of another person while recklessly or negligently operating a vehicle. The prosecution must prove that the driver’s actions were a substantial factor in causing the death. Penalties may be elevated for prior convictions or driving without a license.
  • Vehicular manslaughter: Vehicular manslaughter is a lesser offense than aggravated vehicular homicide or vehicular homicide, typically involving negligent rather than reckless conduct. The prosecution must prove that the driver’s negligent actions caused the death of another person. Penalties may be increased for prior convictions or driving without a license.

These are serious charges that can impact you and your loved ones. Attorney Billak provides skilled defense for all types of violent crime charges.

Contact Billak Law Today

If you are facing vehicular homicide charges in Canfield or the surrounding areas, attorney Billak is here to provide you with the skilled legal representation and compassionate support you need. Call 330-838-6172 today or visit the online contact page to schedule your free consultation and take the first step toward protecting your rights and your future.