Vehicular Homicide

"Homicide or serious injury by vehicle" is the use of a car or other motor vehicle to cause the death of another person. Individuals charged with vehicular homicide have a tough battle ahead. If convicted, they may face large fines, mandatory sentences, license revocation and other hardships.

The Iowa City and Cedar Rapids vehicular homicide defense lawyers at the law office of J. Dean Keegan, Attorney at Law, can help you fight against the serious charges you face. Since 1992, our law firm has provided aggressive defense that gets results.

If you have been charged with vehicular homicide, act now to protect your rights. Call 319-887-6900 or e-mail our law firm for zealous and knowledgeable defense.

Vehicular Homicide Caused by Drunk Driving

In Iowa, if a person unintentionally causes someone else's death while driving drunk, he or she can be charged with vehicular homicide. Vehicular homicide is a Class "B" felony which carries a mandatory prison sentence of 25 years and license revocation for six years. The only way to beat these consequences is to beat the charges.

Our vehicular homicide defense lawyers have extensive experience defending clients involved in alcohol-related traffic offenses. Attorney J. Dean Keegan has made a name for himself in DUI defense, from drafting Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) legislation to presenting at several conferences on OWI. He and his colleague, Thomas Farnsworth, work quickly to counteract the prosecution's tactics.

Vehicular Homicide Caused by Reckless Driving

A fatal accident caused by reckless driving is a Class "C" felony. Under Iowa law, "reckless driving" means "driving a car or other motor vehicle with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property." If you have been charged with this offense, you may face large fines and up to 10 years in prison. Our Iowa City vehicular manslaughter attorneys can defend you against these charges and fight for a reduction in your sentence or dismissal of your charges.

Contact Our Iowa City Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyers

To protect your future, contact an OWI and vehicular homicide defense lawyer now. Call 319-887-6900 or e-mail us to schedule your free initial consultation. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.