New York Vehicular Crime Attorney 2016-10-27T10:25:46+00:00

New York Vehicular Crime Attorney

With a nationwide reputation as one of the nation’s finest DWI defense lawyers, Thomas Anelli has created a Vehicular team in New York which works solely in the area of the Defense of Serious Vehicular Crimes, which include Vehicular Homicide.

Mr. Anelli has taken a particular interest in death and serious injury cases because it is an area of the law where the New York State Legislature and New York courts define the line between civil liability and criminal liability.

This line defines when an accident is merely an unfortunate tragic occurrence, at least in some circumstances, and a criminal event that will have drastic consequences on the offending individual’s life if handled incorrectly.

This line is often defined on the presence or absence of very minute facts.

For example, a speeding ticket or other violation in New York, may turn an accident involving a serious injury or death that would otherwise not be punishable as a crime into a case where an individual could be charged with several serious felony offenses and could serve many years in state prison, even if this individual had no prior criminal record.

In sum, Vehicular Homicide Law in New York is the area of the law that differentiates between:

  • An unfortunate tragic accident resulting in death (to which no criminal liability attaches);
  • A tragic accident to which the most serious criminal liability will attach, solely because the individual involved was intoxicated at the time that accident occurs.

Additionally, the line between an unfortunate accident and a serious crime such as vehicular homicide can hinge on very small details that generally are determined by applying the following two areas of science:

  • Forensic Toxicology (utilized to determine if the driver’s ability to drive was impaired by alcohol or drugs, or some combination of the two);
  • Accident Reconstruction (utilized to determine who caused the accident and/or death, and if the accident could have been avoided).

In sum, Vehicular Homicide Law in New York is the area of the law that differentiates between:

  • An unfortunate tragic accident resulting in death (to which no criminal liability attaches);
  • A tragic accident to which the most serious criminal liability will attach, solely because the individual involved was intoxicated at the time that accident occurs.

Additionally, the line between an unfortunate accident and a serious crime such as vehicular homicide can hinge on very small details that generally are determined by applying the following two areas of science:

  • Forensic Toxicology (utilized to determine if the driver’s ability to drive was impaired by alcohol or drugs, or some combination of the two);
  • Accident Reconstruction (utilized to determine who caused the accident and/or death, and if the accident could have been avoided).

For these reasons, it is imperative that the attorney or attorneys handling a case concerning vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, or vehicular assault have the experience and understanding of the science utilized in each of these disciplines so that they can effectively test the competency of the evidence that will be used against you.

Without appropriate legal representation by an attorney who understands and has previously worked with these two areas of science, an individual charged with these crimes is, to a large degree, throwing caution to the wind, and gambling with their own life (likely to save a few thousand dollars).

If you are charged with a crime of this magnitude in New York, it’s important that you have a team of attorneys who are immersed daily in this very complicated area of law and science. In response to the need for a team of attorneys schooled in forensic toxicology and accident reconstruction, Mr. Anelli founded, developed, and leads a team of attorneys with a comprehensive knowledge of the underlying forensic science, and with decades of trial experience in defending death and serious injury cases. The sole focus of this informed and experienced team is to represent people charged with these serious vehicular offenses.

The result is plain: for those charged with one or more of these serious offenses, Nave DWI Defense Attorneys is one of, if not the best, Vehicular Homicide teams in the nation.

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