Mayo Bartlett is a Vehicular Homicide Defense Lawyer who is an experienced and dedicated litigator. Mayo is a former Westchester County Prosecutor who served more than 10 years in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office in White Plains New York. He has also been a Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyer since 2003. Mayo has a thorough understanding of police procedure as a result of decades spent working with police officers and detectives throughout Westchester County, Putnam County, New York City and the Hudson Valley. He has handled thousands of criminal cases, and has successfully reduced the many violent felony charges to misdemeanors, or had them dismissed entirely. Most importantly, he has an intricate knowledge of the many factors required for a successful defense of Vehicular Homicide cases.
Mayo Bartlett has extensive experience in New York State and Federal Courts, and he is familiar with every aspect of handling Criminal Motor Vehicle cases such as Vehicular Homicide from the investigative stage through trial. Our Vehicular Homicide Lawyers are a part of a Vehicular Homicide Defense team that works frequently with private investigators and forensic experts to provide you with the best defense.Vehicular Homicide Cases
Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree is found under New York Penal Law Section 125.12. It is important to know that you may be found guilty of vehicular manslaughter in the second degree if you engage in drunk or drugged driving in a manner that causes the death of another person. It must be noted that Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree is a Class D Felony punishable by up to seven years in prison.
Vehicular Manslaughter in the First Degree exists under New York Penal Law Section 125 and has the same elements of Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree, except the driver of a vehicle had a blood alcohol level of .18 or higher (Aggravated DWI), or the driver caused the death of more than one person. Vehicular Manslaughter in the First Degree is a Class C Felony offense which carries a maximum punishment of up to fifteen years in prison and a mandatory minimum of at least one year in jail.
Even if you did not consume alcohol or drugs during the operation of a motor vehicle, you may still be charged with homicide if your operation of the vehicle resulted in the death of another person. One way to find yourself in that predicament is to operate a motor vehicle while distracted by a handheld electronic device such as a cell phone. If there is a fatality associated with your operation of a motor vehicle and the police believe you were using a cell phone, they will ask you to allow them to check your phone for evidence of use during the accident. If you refuse, they may confiscate the phone and seek a search warrant for its content.
If you or a loved one is charged with Vehicular Homicide, please contact us and allow us to help you in your time of need.