Phoenix Vehicular Crime Attorney
Jason D. Lamm Attorney at Law - (602) 663-9100
In Arizona, a car accident can result in serious criminal charges if alcohol or
drugs are involved and if someone was injured or killed. In some cases, speed
alone can bring manslaughter or negligent homicide charges. Additionally,
if a driver leaves the scene of a serious injury accident, additional
felony charges can be brought as well. In Arizona, vehicular aggravated
assaults and manslaughter are viewed as seriously as shooting or killing
someone with a handgun. In these cases, prosecutors treat vehicles as
deadly weapons and use them to punish people with harsh prison sentences.
Vehicular crimes often occur due to:
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Negligent driving
- Reckless driving
- Intentional actions
After a serious or fatal accident in which a driver is suspected of using
drugs or alcohol, the driver's blood is drawn, often after the police
obtain a search warrant, and the driver is sent on his or her way. Weeks
if not months pass as prosecutors get their investigation together to
file serious charges against the driver.
Schedule your consultation.
Call (602) 663-9100 today.
Recently, in 2014, our
Phoenix criminal defense attorney at
Jason D. Lamm Attorney at Law defended a client in a manslaughter case which her former attorney told
her was "unwinnable." The former attorney told the client to
accept the prosecutor's plea bargain to 14 years in prison. After
taking over the client's case, we retained experts and looked into
issues that other "experienced" Phoenix criminal defense lawyers
never even thought about and located evidence that showed that our client
was innocent. In the end, the jury did not find our client guilty of any
charge - manslaughter, negligent homicide, or endangerment.
When Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer to Represent Me?
The time to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney is immediately
after the accident. We have found that by getting to the scene of the
accident before important evidence is destroyed, either by weather or
routine traffic, is absolutely critical in establishing our own investigation
and not waiting to begin a defense. When charges are filed, it may already
be too late. Early and aggressive involvement in an
aggravated assault, manslaughter, or even a murder case, an experienced attorney can sometimes
lessen the charges and work with the prosecutor to make sure that an arrest
warrant is not issued in the event that charges are ever filed.
We blend courtroom and class experience to go the extra mile and defend
our clients. We regularly retain experts in the areas of toxicology, mechanical
engineering, traffic engineering, and accident reconstruction to provide
the most aggressive defense.
Call us today
at (602) 663-9100.