Wyoming Criminal Defense and DUI

Vehicular Assault/Homicide – Criminal Defense Attorney – Wyoming

Criminal Vehicular Homicide – Criminal Law Attorney - Wyoming Burg SimpsonAlthough 2016 was one of the deadliest on America’s roadways, very few of those traffic fatalities were ruled homicides. In fact, only a fraction of the 11,000 or so murders that happen in this country every year is attributed to car accidents. Yet they still happen, and a single car accident can turn into a life-changing – or even life-ending – event.

That is why states like Wyoming have enacted specific vehicular homicide statues – in fact, only three states don’t. What these statutes generally declare, among other things, is that the motor vehicle is a deadly weapon. If you are operating a motor vehicle in Wyoming and you hurt – or kill – someone, the consequences can be grave. If you need legal assistance after a motor vehicle accidents, call the Wyoming office of Burg Simpson at 307-527-7891 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form as soon as possible.

According to Wyoming state law, a person is guilty of homicide by vehicle if he or she operates or drives a vehicle in a criminally negligent manner, and the driver’s conduct is the proximate cause of the death of someone else. The punishment for homicide by vehicle, which is classified as a misdemeanor, includes a fine of up to $2,000 and/or a prison sentence of up to one year.

Wyoming law also provides for an aggravated vehicular homicide charge if the driver was found to be operating the vehicle in a reckless manner, or if the driver was found to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. The penalty for the aggravated vehicular homicide charge, which is a felony, is imprisonment up to 20 years.

Additionally, all convictions involving vehicular homicide result in an automatic one-year revocation of the offender’s driver’s license. If you have been arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol, get help from a criminal law attorney at our Burg Simpson Wyoming office right away. Call us today at 307-527-7891.

Burg Simpson’s Wyoming Attorneys Can Help

The Wyoming federal legal system can be intimidating for nearly everyone. The experienced trial lawyers at Burg Simpson in Cody, Wyoming realize that every criminal defense case is unique. Some cases merit proceeding all the way to a jury trial, while other cases can be resolved more easily with a careful combination of aggressive and subtle negotiation.

If you or a family member is facing criminal charges, our criminal defense team can help. We work tirelessly and diligently to fight for your constitutional rights. As in any legal matter, time is of the essence. If you need legal counsel or representation in a criminal matter, Burg Simpson’s experienced attorneys in Wyoming can help. Call us today at 307-527-7891 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation Form HERE.

January firm-wide e-news

 January 17, 2020

Burg Simpson E-News: January 2020

Complex Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction Defects, Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Mass Tort, Class Action, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation JANUARY 2020 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS Burg Simpson Names Three New Shareholders Paul D. Friedman Angela E. McGraw Jacob M. Burg Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine are pleased to announce that Paul… Read more »

 January 14, 2020

When Colorado Insurance Companies Get Special Breaks from the Courts

When Colorado Insurance Companies Get Special Breaks from the Courts In a recent Colorado law journal article, Burg Simpson lawyers Ron Sandgrund and Leslie Tuft question why Colorado insurance companies are still getting special breaks from the courts when those insurers mislead their insureds or fail to explain adequately why they are denying an insurance… Read more »

 January 8, 2020

5280 Magazine Names Denver’s Top Lawyers of the Year!

5280 Magazine Names Denver’s Top Lawyers of the Year!  Denver’s Top Lawyers 2020  is 5280 Magazine’s sixth annual list of the best attorneys in the region. The 5280 editors invited attorneys in the seven-county metro area to vote for the peers they respect most in 50 legal practice areas. Survey responses in hand, the 5280 team… Read more »

 January 7, 2020

The Burg Simpson Scholarship Essays Must Be Submitted by February 1st

THE BURG SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING! The 1,500-word Burg Simpson Scholarship Essays Must Be Submitted by February 1st For the past several years, Burg Simpson has awarded college scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who won our essay competition regarding the importance of the civil jury system and how it is being… Read more »

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

 April 1, 2013

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

Burg Simpson’s Michael S. Burg is one of America’s leading lawyers when it comes to representing individuals injured by dangerous and defective medications. In this interview Michael talks to Ring of Fire T.V. host Mike Papantonio about immunity afforded to the makers of generic pharmaceutical drugs and the role of the FDA.

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