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I had a head-on collision with a morticyclist, who died. Will I get involuntary manslaughter? & lose my license orget jail time?

Cuero, TX |

I lost control of my vehicle and hit oncoming traffic on a 2-lane highway, I struck 4 morticycles head on. They were riding Side by side illegally. One died and one broke his femur and now I'm getting called to appear in front of a grand jury in a week. I also have no assets to my name, my vehicle that was totaled was my only asset. I work full time and support a 2-year old on my own, I'm wondering what if anything I'll be charged with. I have a clean driving record and clean background as well. Will I lose my license or get put on probation or any jail time?

Attorney Answers 6


  1. You need to consult a private defense attorney ASAP.

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  2. Notify your insurance company Asap. they have a duty to defend you in this matter. however, I would suggest hiring a criminal defense attorney due to the severity of the injuries. You could be exposed to being sued personally so I would do whatever it takes together a good lawyer. Best of luck.


  3. My colleagues are right on point. You need to retain an attorney to protect your rights. Your insurance should provide an attorney to help. Best of luck.

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  4. No way to prognosticate. Retain a criminal lawyer.

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  5. I agree. I also recommend you do not post anything else on a public website, facebook etc...

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  6. I respectfully suggest that you discontinue discussing your situation on a public forum.

    You need to immediately retain criminal defense counsel to advise you. Do not offer any further statements to anyone until you speak with defense counsel. You are not under an obligation to testify at the grand jury. You have a constitutional right to counsel and the constitutional right to remain silent. I suggest you exercise these rights as soon as possible. Get counsel.

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