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Are there different types of vehicular homicide? – Criminal Defense Attorney

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Are there different types of vehicular homicide

Vehicular homicide, in both degrees here in Georgia, is always serious because somebody passed away. There’s a death that the government is dealing with. Vehicular homicide in the first degree is the most serious, punishable by 15 years in prison. And how that occurs is when somebody dies, and the resulting party either was DUI, fleeing an officer, overtaking a school bus, reckless driving, or even a hit and run. So, it’s not a good idea if you have an accident, ever, to leave the scene, ’cause if somebody later dies, you can be charged with vehicular homicide in the first degree.

Now, vehicular homicide in the second degree is essentially everything else – every other moving violation. You turn left in front of a motorcyclist. You rear-end someone, and someone dies as a result of a traffic collision. You can be charged with vehicular homicide.

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From I-75: Exit at the Highway 120 (South Marietta Parkway) (Exit #263) and follow the signs to KSU Marietta Campus.

You will be headed west and cross over Cobb Parkway (US 41).

Continue until you get to the intersection with Atlanta Street.

At the traffic light turn right onto Atlanta St. (going north).

Atlanta Street will take you straight to the Marietta Square.

Prior to entering the Square, you will see Anderson Street a block before the Square.

Turn Right onto Anderson Street. The Lawyer’s Building will be on your right.