No one anticipates being charged with Vehicular Homicide or Vehicular Assault, so it may seem odd that an attorney from Ohio has written books on those topics.
However, should you find yourself charged with either of those crimes, these books may suddenly become a must-read.
The books are titled the ‘Ohio Vehicular Homicide Guide’ and the ‘Ohio Vehicular Assault Guide’, written by attorney Shawn Dominy, a criminal defense lawyer and the founder of the Dominy Law Firm in Columbus, Ohio.
The author is clearly expecting the books to be read by individuals accused of the offenses.
“These do not have mass appeal and will not be light reading for entertainment, but I hope they are helpful to people who find themselves charged with these crimes,” said Dominy.
“Many people in Ohio could possibly find themselves charged with Vehicular Assault or Vehicular Homicide.”
He points-out that these are offenses committed by people from all walks of life, and emphasizes that they are unintentional offenses.
“Almost no defendant charged with these offenses intended to commit them. In fact, the defendants did not even expect a collision to occur,” he added.
Nevertheless, Dominy acknowledges these cases are tragic and can be devastating for everyone involved.
The books answer questions people may have when charged with Vehicular Homicide or Vehicular Assault in Ohio, and explain what evidence is typically introduced in court, what the prosecution must prove for a conviction, and what sentences may be imposed if a conviction is achieved.
The books also describe the possible defenses to the charges.
Dominy said, “There are defenses to the allegation the defendant was under the influence, the allegation the defendant drove recklessly or negligently, and the allegation the defendant caused the accident.”
Both the ‘Ohio Vehicular Homicide Guide’ and the ‘Ohio Vehicular Assault Guide’ books inform readers of what to expect in court.
They take the reader from the first court appearance, the arraignment, through the pretrial hearing, motion hearing, trial, and sentencing.
As many people charged with Vehicular Assault and Vehicular Homicide have not been through court proceedings before, having a roadmap of the process can be very helpful.
“Helpful is exactly what I want the books to be,” said Dominy.
“I want to give readers the information they need to understand their situations and made well-informed decisions.”
This is not Shawn Dominy’s first writings for those accused of vehicular crimes, as he has also authored the ‘Ohio DUI/OVI Guide‘ (Rivers Edge Publishing), wrote a chapter of ‘Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases‘ (West/Aspatore Publishing), and contributed a section of ‘Drunk Driving Defense, 9th Edition’ (Walters Kluwer).
Both the ‘Ohio Vehicular Homicide Guide‘ and the ‘Ohio Vehicular Assault Guide‘ can be purchased on Amazon. The kindle versions sell for $6.99, and the paperback versions are priced at $9.95.
For those charged with Vehicular Assault or Vehicular Homicide in Ohio, that is a small price to pay for valuable information.
To Learn More, contact the Dominy Law Firm, in Columbus, Ohio at www.dominylaw.com or by phone to (614) 717-1177.
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