The state of the California is extremely strict when it comes to the laws surrounding DUI, texting while driving and other activities which can adversely affect a driver's ability to react quickly to avoid accidents or dangerous situations. Distracted drivers put themselves and others at risk. In the worst case scenarios a drunk, distracted, or grossly negligent driver can cause a serious accident resulting in life-threatening injuries or fatalities.
Law enforcement officials and prosecuting attorneys cannot be expected to offer any leniency in such cases. In fact many will charge the responsible driver with the maximum charges of a DUI with injury, vehicular manslaughter or even murder, depending on the circumstances. If you or a loved one has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, consult with a Palm Springs criminal defense lawyer immediately. Do not delay. Your future and your freedom are at stake. Attorney Rhea will work diligently to review you case, analyze all accident and incident reports, speak with key witnesses, challenge any discrepancies in the case against you, advise you of your legal options, and help build the aggressive criminal defense you require.
In some instances, prosecuting attorneys have been known to charge an individual with vehicular manslaughter, regardless of whether or not they were at fault for the accident or if the accident was entirely unavoidable, simply because the individual had been drinking. This is because law enforcement officials and others will often assume that the accident was caused by the drinking party. Having an experienced lawyer, who understands what you are going through and will fight hard to protect your rights, is vital.
Criminal Defense Attorney Rhea understands how traumatic and frightening it can be to not only be involved in an accident, but to then be arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter. In cases where clients have come into Palm Springs on vacation or on leave from the military, this has only added to their distress. They are far away from home, with no loved ones nearby to support them. That is why he works personally with each and every client to answer their questions, ease their concerns and build them an aggressive, effective defense.
Over the past decade Attorney Rhea has developed the most successful legal practice in Palm Springs and surrounding areas. He has represented hundreds of clients over the years, facing all types of charges. Every year since 2010, he has been recognized as Palm Springs Life Magazine as a top DUI and/or criminal defense attorney in the area. Attorney Rhea holds a doctorate from Harvard University. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and California NORML, among other organization. While it is illegal and unethical for any attorney to attempt to guarantee the outcome of your case, Attorney Rhea is committed to providing you with the representation you need to get the best possible outcome to your case.
If you want an aggressive attorney who will work hard to defend you against vehicular manslaughter charges, you need to contact a Palm Springs lawyer immediately and schedule your confidential consultation.
“Mr. Rhea was extremely knowledgeable which, without a doubt, was the reason the Judge dismissed my case without any fines, probation, etc. Additionally, his vast knowledge helped lay out all the scenarios which helped relieve my anxieties. He was extremely prompt and reliable which made working with him a pleasure. I would highly recommend Mr. Rhea’s services to anyone and everyone.” – Former Federal Drug Possession Client