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What Are The Penalties For Misdemeanor Death By Vehicle Charges 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, or failing to stop or yield, and the violation is the proximate cause of death.”

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.

If you or a loved one was arrested for or facing charges of 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.

Our founding attorney Woody White is a board-certified specialist by the North Carolina State Bar. He and his team are ready to defend the charges you or your loved one faces in state or federal court. The attorney you hire matters. The stronger your attorney, the stronger your case. Call Woody White Law Firm PLLC today at 910-338-4900.

What Is Not Classified As Misdemeanor Offense?

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

At Woody White Law Firm PLLC, our attorneys have years of legal experience. We have defended against all classes of misdemeanors and felony offenses.

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

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