Experienced Criminal Defense Representation For Drivers Facing Misdemeanor Death By Motor Vehicle Charges In New Hanover County

What Is Misdemeanor Death By Vehicle Offense In North Carolina?

The law in the state of North Carolina states that an individual will face a misdemeanor death by vehicle charge if:

"He or she unintentionally causes the death of another person while violating a state law or local ordinance pertaining to the operation of the motor vehicle, such as speeding, failing to stop or yield, and the violation is the proximate cause of death."

Violations pertaining to impaired driving under G.S. 20‑138.1 are not categorized as misdemeanors but felonies.

Penalties For Misdemeanor Death By Vehicle

Misdemeanor death by vehicle is considered a class 1A misdemeanor and those convicted are likely to face up to 150 days behind bars and a steep fine.

Criminal Defense For Those Facing Charges In Wilmington And Surrounding Areas

If you or a loved one was arrested for or facing charges for misdemeanor death by vehicle or related offense, getting the help of a lawyer with experience handling these cases is vital to preserving your rights and your freedom.

At Woody White Law Firm, our attorneys have over two decades of combined legal experience. We have defending against all classes of misdemeanors and felony offenses.

Former State And Federal Prosecutor

Attorney James Blanton is a former state prosecutor and federal prosecutor. Awarded by the North Carolina State Bar for demonstration in superior legal competence, attorney Woody White is a board-certified specialist in both state and federal criminal law. Both lawyers have also earned an AV Preeminent rating* by Martindale-Hubbell.

The Stronger Your Lawyer, The Stronger Your Case. Call Our Office Today For Aggressive Representation.

Let us use our expertise to help fight the charges, protect your rights and freedoms. Call 910-338-4900 today to schedule a free consultation. If you have a question, send us an email.

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