Vehicular Homicide Sentence Upheld by the Louisiana Supreme Court

Posted on Jul 12, 2010 in Courts

A recent ruling by the Louisiana Supreme Court has upheld a 30-year
sentence for a Breaux Bridge woman who plead guilty to vehicular
homicide after killing 2 people in a car accident while on a cocaine
binge. Her lawyers had initially succeeded in getting the 30-year
sentence struck down as excessive by Louisiana’s 3rd Circuit Court of
Appeals, but the appeal was overturned and the sentence upheld by
Louisiana’s Supreme Court last week, with the justices stressing the
seriousness of her crime and its deathly result.

With summer in full swing, and holiday weekends on the horizon, please
be careful when attending parties or festivities. Louisiana has
steadily increased the minimum and maximum penalties for vehicular
homicide over the years, which now stand at 5 and 30 years,
respectfully. If you are planning on partying, do it safely and take
precaution. 5 to 30 years in prison is a long time to sit thinking
about an accident that could have been avoided. Should you or anyone
you know be involved in a traffic incident, whether sober or under the
influence, contact Bloom Legal at 504-599-9997 with any questions you
may have and for a consultation.

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