Reckless Homicide Attorney in Chicago
Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney
Arrested for reckless homicide in Chicago? Reckless homicide is charged
when an individual is driving a car, boat, or other motor vehicle, and
his or her reckless or negligent actions cause the death of another. Often,
these charges are brought about after someone has died in a drunk driving
accident, although reckless driving can also include speeding, racing,
and intentionally causing the vehicle to become airborne. The fact that
it was an accident does not absolve you of legal responsibility; it is
in your best interest to hire a lawyer as soon as possible.
Penalties for Reckless Homicide in Illinois
Most cases of reckless homicide are Class 3 felonies. This means that the
minimum sentence could lead to 3 years in prison, and the maximum sentence
is 14 years in prison.
Certain aggravating circumstances could lead to harsher penalties such
as when the accident occurs:
- As a result of driving under the influence and kills more than 2 people
- It occurs on a cross walk on which a crossing guard is assisting children
- It took place in a construction zone
- When it results in the death of a Peace Officer
All of the above are Class 2 felonies and could carry prison sentences
as long as 28 years.
Facing Charges of Vehicular Manslaughter?
Looking for a lawyer for a reckless homicide case in Chicago? I, Mitch
Furman, understand how frightening facing criminal charges can be, especially
when they are the result of an accident and you had no intentions to commit
such a crime. Unfortunately, the victim's family and the prosecution
often ask the judges to impose the maximum sentences, so it is important
Chicago criminal lawyer is experienced with these cases and can fight aggressively on your behalf.
The legal team at my firm is highly skilled and dedicated to protecting
our clients' rights and futures.