Tulsa DUI Manslaughter Attorneys
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If you were drunk driving and caused the death of another individual in
Oklahoma, you can be charged with manslaughter. Since the consequences
of being convicted of a manslaughter are quite severe, it is imperative
to obtain experienced legal representation from a qualified criminal defense attorney.
Saint & Watzke, PLLC, we have helped a countless number of clients get the most favorable outcomes
possible. As a former police officer, our
Tulsa DUI lawyer has a thorough understanding of law enforcement conduct and procedures,
as well as the intricacies of the legal system, in order to develop an
effective and personalized defense strategy just for you.
DUI Manslaughter Penalties
In Oklahoma, killing another individual while drunk driving is considered a
first-degree misdemeanor. For the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a defendant
is guilty of a DUI manslaughter, they must establish that a death was
the result of behavior that constituted a misdemeanor and the defendant
was, in fact, committing the misdemeanor when the death occurred.
A first-degree manslaughter conviction is considered a felony, which is
punishable by a prison sentence ranging from four to life. However, if
the defendant already had a DUI conviction or deferred sentence on a DUI
within the previous 10 years before the new charge, he or she can be charged with
second-degree murder. Second-degree murder is punishable by a prison sentence ranging from
10 years to life.
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Whether you are facing first-degree manslaughter or second-degree murder,
you have a right to an attorney that can help protect your rights, reputation,
and freedom. Our Tulsa criminal defense lawyers can thoroughly review
your case and determine all of your available legal options to get your
life back on track. Let us fight for you immediately.
Contact us and schedule a
free case evaluation today.