Under the Utah Criminal Code, causing the death of another person while driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs results in a charge of automobile homicide. Needless to say, it is a serious felony charge that carries the potential for years of prison time — but as is the case with any DUI charge, automobile homicide is rarely an open-and-shut case. Automobile homicide cases are almost always filled with uncertainties. Just about everything is subject to question, interpretation, judicial discretion and negotiation. And that is where a strong defense comes into play.
Criminal defense attorneys have a number of approaches available to minimize, or in some cases even eliminate, the charges in an automobile homicide case. Depending on the specifics of your situation, these may include: