Bronx, NY asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for New York

Q: is operating a vehicle at twice the posted speed limit, criminality negligent homicide

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Andrew M. Stengel
Andrew M. Stengel
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: What you described is speeding and possibly reckless endangerment if the speed limit was already high. You didn't describe any loss of life.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: No absolutes other than to tell you if there are any criminal penalties you don't want to be asking about them on a public website if you were the driver. In fact I advise against discussing anything related to a case on any social media. If you were the driver, get a consult with a criminal defense attorney. If you are the family of the person struck,contact a member of the NY State Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in New York

A: Possibly, if it results in the death of somebody you hit while driving at 2x the speed limit. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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