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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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