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.

 August 20, 2019

Colorado and Company Interviews Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Lawyers

Colorado and Company Interviews Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Lawyers. Shareholders Peter W. Burg and Stephen J. Burg Discuss What to Do Following a Crash. If you have experienced a vehicle-related injury through the carelessness of another party, you could be eligible for damages for your pain, suffering, and loss. The Denver personal injury lawyers at… Read more »

 August 15, 2019

Burg Simpson Congratulates Our Best Lawyers in America!

Twenty-Seven Burg Simpson Attorneys named as The Best Lawyers in America ® 2020. Four lawyers were named 2020 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Their Practice Areas and Regions Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is proud to announce the Best Lawyers in America accolades for… Read more »

 August 5, 2019

Bicycle Crashes: The Blame Game

Bicycle Crashes: The Blame Game By David P. Hersh, Shareholder and Avid Cyclist When it comes to crashes between cyclists and motor vehicles, it is essential to establish who is at fault for causing the accident.  Tort law in America operates on a system of responsibility – those who ride or drive on public ways… Read more »

 August 1, 2019

Michael Burg Discusses the Opioid Epidemic Litigation

Michael Burg Discusses the Opioid Epidemic Litigation. Michael Burg, shareholder and founder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, recently appeared on the Ross Kaminski Show on KHOW to discuss the current opioid epidemic, and how the opioid lawsuit is seeking to hold drugmakers accountable for opioid-related addictions, injuries, and deaths. Michael Burg is one… 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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