New Hampshire Negligent Homicide Lawyer
DWI Involving Death
Negligent Homicide cases surface when a driver causes the death of another as a consequence
of being under the influence of intoxicating liquor, a controlled drug
or any combination of intoxicating liquor and a controlled drug. It is a
Class A Felony, which results in a maximum prison sentence of 7 ½ to 15 years,
as much as a 7-year license loss and a 5-year ignition interlock obligation.
Obtaining Evidence for Negligent Homicide Cases
For DWI cases involving the death of another individual, blood evidence
is sought. In New Hampshire, law enforcement has the authority to demand
blood samples even when they do not have a search warrant. If the officer
has probable cause that a driver caused the accident, they may also ask
for that driver's blood sample. Our firm believes there is a problem
with this statute, and we have challenged its constitutionality before.
In cases where there is a death supposedly caused by driving while intoxicated,
the state of New Hampshire requires that there is reasonable proof that
the driver caused the accident. Our firm knows and understands that alcohol
and intoxication alone is not always enough to cause an accident. There
are likely other contributing factors that can be discovered by way of
an accident reconstruction. Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. utilizes the knowledge
of accident reconstruction experts to determine more accurately what the
cause of the accident was.
Our team also recognizes the importance of investigating the vehicles involved
in the accident. A vehicle's history can reveal much about the cause
of the accident that isn't always immediately apparent. Equipment
failures regularly result in tragic accidents, but these issues are often
overlooked by State investigators. Our attorneys regularly demand that
the State preserve evidence, including the vehicles involved for inspection
by competent experts in order to assess whether any equipment failures
may explain an accident.
New Hampshire DWI Attorney for Your Defense
Often, head light and brake light failure as well as breaking and steering
issues help explain how a tragic accident took place. Sometimes, a vehicle
history is critical to our investigative efforts by collecting vehicle
maintenance records to understand whether a history of mechanical problems
may explain a tragic accident.
If you have been arrested or charged with negligent homicide or DWI resulting
in death, then do not hesitate to get in touch with an attorney from our
firm. Request a free consultation from Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. today.