Tag Archives: Death by Auto

Court rules that victim’s failure to wear a seatbelt is admissible evidence in vehicular homicide case

In a recent vehicular homicide case, State v. Buckley, the New Jersey Appellate Division held that evidence relating to the victim’s seatbelt use was admissible. The case arose when the defendant, a North Brunswick police officer, lost control of his … Continue reading

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Union County woman sentenced to house arrest after pleading guilty to vehicular manslaughter

Dora Mendez, a 71 year old woman from Garwood, was put on house arrest in July after she admitted to killing a pedestrian when her car struck him and dragged his body across an intersection in downtown Westfield. The pedestrian, … Continue reading

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Arrested for death by Auto in Jersey City

Death by auto occurs when a driver kills someone while driving recklessly, and when a person is driving drunk, there is a presumption that they are driving recklessly. The crime is considered a second degree offense and carries penalties of … Continue reading

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Plea deal in death by auto case in Essex County

First degree aggravated manslaughter and vehicular homicide (also referred to as death by auto) are two charges that may result when a person is charged with drinking and driving and an innocent person dies as a result. Sometimes, the prosecution … Continue reading

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New Jersey death by auto lawyer

As a criminal defense lawyer with over 35 years of experience, I’ve handled numerous death by auto cases and defended the charge on a regular basis. Cases involving death by auto charges require a great deal of sensitive negotiation for … Continue reading

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