Georgia Teenager Charged in Fatal Accident in Arkansas

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Gystin Parker, a 19-year-old from Clayton County, has been arrested in Arkansas after allegedly stealing a car and fleeing officers. According to reports, the police ended in a crash that killed two other people. 

Parker is being held at the Garland County Detention Center without bond, jail records show.

As a Georgia DUI Attorney, I will outline the offense of vehicular homicide in Georgia. Each state has different homicide laws, and according to reports out of Arkansas, Parker is facing first-degree murder charges.

Vehicular Homicide in Georgia

Vehicular homicide is broken down into two different degrees based on the circumstances of the crime.

First-degree vehicular homicide is defined by law as when a person, without malice aforethought, a death is caused by the person either:

First-degree vehicular homicide is classified as a felony in Georgia, which may include up to three to fifteen years in prison. 

Second-degree vehicular homicide is defined by law as when a person, without malice aforethought, a death is caused by the person committing any other traffic offense not outlined by first-degree vehicular homicide. 

Practice Note

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, traffic violations such as vehicular homicide and fleeing the police are offenses that I handle regularly. These types of offenses tend to go hand in hand with DUI in Georgia. 

If you or a loved one has been arrested, contact our offices today. We can investigate the details surrounding your case and determine which defenses will work for you. 

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