If you are facing manslaughter or DWI manslaughter charges in Virginia, you should contact a Fairfax manslaughter attorney immediately. These charges are classified as a felony under Virginia statues and you could be facing not only serious jail time but, also a life-long record. Your need a reliable attorney who understands how to analyze evidence and can defend you against these charges.
Why use The Law Office of Faraji Rosenthall
One of the primary reasons why we are so good at what we do is Attorney Rosenthall had previous experience as a Virginia prosecutor. Hiring The Law Office of Faraji Rosenthall means you get the benefit of the years he spent as an assistant prosecutor in Fairfax County. Attorney Rosenthall has tried many cases and has a firm grasp of the Fairfax criminal system.
The potential penalties
Penalties for manslaughter and DWI manslaughter are very harsh in Virginia. Jail time can be as few as five years and may be as high as 20 years. In large part, this will depend heavily on your defense attorney and what they can work out with the prosecutor. DWI manslaughter is considered a Class 5 felony offense and in addition to fines, there are also minimum jail times that you may face.
Understanding long-term consequences
The long-term consequences of a manslaughter or DWI manslaughter conviction can have an impact on your entire life. For example, when you apply for a job they will ask if you have ever been convicted of a felony. This means an employer may not be willing to hire you regardless of the circumstances of the incident, how much time you served in prison and whether the courts consider you rehabilitated. A guilty conviction will follow you the rest of your life.
Your Fairfax manslaughter attorney must know how to fight the charges you are facing. In many cases this involves obtaining witness statements, reviewing all the evidence against you and even questioning how the prosecutor arrived at the conclusion to charge you. In many cases, circumstantial evidence may be thrown out and in other cases, we can even question the validity of sobriety tests that may not be accurate.
Manslaughter charges are never to be taken lightly. If you are arrested and charged with felony manslaughter it is imperative that you contact The Law Office of Faraji Rosenthall immediately upon your arrest. Before you give any statement to law enforcement officers you should discuss all of your options. Keep in mind, any statement that you make could potentially be held against you in court.
Understanding the processes that are employed by the prosecutor is very important to winning your case. At The Law Office of Faraji Rosenthall, we know how the prosecutors in Fairfax County collect and interpret evidence meaning we know exactly how to fight the charges against you.