N.J.S.A. 2C: 11-15 is the statute governing vehicular homicide in the state of New Jersey. An individual can be charged with vehicular homicide, which is a form of criminal homicide, if he or she causes the death of another person by driving a vehicle in a reckless manner. Vehicular homicide is an indictable offense in New Jersey, which means that such cases are handled by the Superior Court of the county in which the alleged vehicular homicide took place. If you or someone you know faces a charge of vehicular homicide, call the New Jersey Vehicular Homicide Defense Attorneys at our law firm immediately. The attorneys at our firm represent individuals throughout New Jersey.
Vehicular homicide can occur in several different ways, yet the main assertion of such a charge is that the individual responsible for the homicide operated his or her vehicle in a reckless manner. Various forms of conduct can be considered reckless under N.J.S.A. 2C 11-15. Proof that the defendant fell asleep while driving or was driving after having been without sleep for a period in excess of 24 hours prior to the motor vehicle accident may give rise to an inference that the defendant was driving recklessly. Proof that the defendant was driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of any intoxicating substance, including drugs or alcohol, will give rise to the inference that the individual was operating his or her vehicle in a reckless manner. The vehicular homicide statute does not limit reckless conduct to the aforementioned circumstances. Whether the conduct was reckless will be based on the individual circumstances present in each case.
The New Jersey Vehicular Homicide Defense Attorneys at our firm represent individuals charged with vehicular homicide in all of its various forms in all New Jersey counties and cities. The attorneys at our firm are ready to raise all potential vehicular homicide defenses. We have a vast amount of experience fighting vehicular homicide charges, including the defense of high profile vehicular homicide cases. The attorneys at our office are ready to fight a vehicular homicide charge. The attorneys at our firm are experienced trial attorneys who will fight to obtain the very best outcome in your vehicular homicide case. Our attorneys work in conjunction with one another to obtain the best possible results for each and every client. Our attorneys have a track record of success. If you or someone you know is in need of an aggressive team of lawyers with a proven track record, call our law offices today, or simply click on the “Contact Us” tab. An attorney will be in touch with you shortly.