OKLAHOMA MANSLAUGHTER IN FIRST DEGREE, NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE, 2ND DEGREE MURDER
OKLAHOMA ALCOHOL RELATED DEATHS
Alcohol related deaths in Oklahoma can be punished under various laws. The most common charges are negligent homicide and first degree manslaughter. Alcohol death charges have been prosecuted in some Oklahoma jurisdictions as felony murder.
The range of punishment can vary from up to one year for a misdemeanor all the way to life in prison on a felony. Obviously any death is a serious issue, if you are involved in an alcohol related accident in any manner, you should immediately get legal advice before talking to anyone or agree to any testing.
If you are involved in an Oklahoma traffic accident that results in the death of another person and alcohol was involved, it is almost certain that charges will be filed in some form. The facts of the case and the evaluation by the district attorney in the jurisdiction where the accident happened will determine what charges are filed. Any publicity generated by the accident and the attitude of the deceased’s family will also affect the type of charges filed as well as the potential outcome of the case.
If a deadly accident involves alcohol, almost always blood will be tested. There are numerous issues and technical procedures that must be followed in blood testing. Please see Oklahoma Blood Testing for more detailed information.
These are very difficult cases and a skilled DUI attorney is a necessity. The Edge Law Firm has successfully handled these type trials.