If you are charged with Reckless Homicide, it is vital to hire an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney. The attorneys at Pechter & Pechter LLP have over 38 years of combined experience. Barry Pechter and Scott Pechter will not only aggressively fight your case, but they will explain your options and assist you in making an informed decision.
What is Reckless Homicide?
A person commits Reckless Homicide when a person drives a motor vehicle and unintentionally kills an individual without lawful justification. A common example of Reckless Homicide is when a person commits DUI, which causes the death of another individual.
What if I am not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but I still have cannabis or other drugs in my system?
As the law currently stands, if you have any amount of drugs in your system, including cannabis, and you are involved in a motor vehicle accident that causes the death of another individual, you can be charged with Reckless Homicide. Reckless Homicide is generally a Class 3 Felony. Reckless Homicide contains further complexities such as the number of people killed in the accident, whether the accident occurred near a school zone, as well as several other complexities.
What should I do if I am charged with Reckless Homicide?
If you or someone you know has been arrested for Reckless Homicide, call the lawyers at Pechter & Pechter LLP at (708) 599-4300. Barry Pechter and Scott Pechter will help you through this process.