A West Virginia man is facing serious criminal charges after a fatal motorcycle accident. The accident took place in October, but the defendant was recently arraigned on charges of misdemeanor negligent homicide. If convicted, he could face penalties that include time behind bars and expensive fines. A conviction will also result in the revocation of the defendant's West Virginia driver's license.
If you are driver who takes the rules of the road seriously, getting behind the wheel knowing that others are less cautious can be stressful. Even if you always buckle your seatbelt, follow the post speed limit and stop at all traffic lights, all it takes is a single negligent act by another person to permanently alter the course of your life. If you were recently injured in a drunk driving accident in West Virginia, here is what you need to know.
A driver who wrecked his vehicle, killing his passenger, recently pleaded guilty to charges related to the accident. He could face up to 15 years behind bars for his felony DUI charge. However, for West Virginia families who must deal with the aftermath of a drunk driving accident, a criminal conviction may not be enough.