Are you or your loved one charged with driving under the influence (DUI) manslaughter? Speak with our Miami DUI manslaughter attorney now to know what kind of options you have. Our expert legal team has extensive experience in defending DUI manslaughter cases within Miami. In addition, we are familiar with the local courts and have worked with the judges and prosecutors on a regular basis.
While we understand that this is a tough time, know that there is hope in a DUI manslaughter case. Call us now for a free consultation!
What is DUI Manslaughter in Florida?
DUI laws in Florida are serious, but they become significantly severe when DUI leads to accidents causing injuries. A drunk driver who is involved in a DUI accident that resulted in another person’s death may be facing serious felony and consequences. Even though it was not intentional, the casualty is a result of the intoxicated driver’s negligence. Thus he or she is charged with manslaughter.
DUI manslaughter is a second-degree felony in the state, which is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and/or fifteen years imprisonment. In case the intoxicated driver knew about the accident’s occurrence and yet did not report to the authorities or provide help, it falls under the category of the first-degree felony. The penalties include a maximum fine of $10,000 and/or 30 years in prison.
Fighting DUI Manslaughter Charges with our Experienced Miami DUI Lawyers
Most DUI manslaughter defendants lose hope and think that they will not have a favorable outcome in their case. While the death of the victim is often undeniable and the evidence of the result of intoxication tests may be strong, a knowledgeable and experienced DUI manslaughter attorney can find ways to defend your case.
Our legal experts will take an aggressive strategy in court after rigorously studying your situation. We understand that every client has individual interests and rights. That is why we approach every case differently based on the circumstances. We will also ensure to keep you updated on what is going on in your case. As lawyers with integrity and strong morals, and ethical values, we will be honest regarding your case and never ask you to plead guilty to avoid trials if it doesn’t deliver the best outcomes.
With DUI manslaughter cases, some examples of our defenses include:
- Challenging the correct administration of field sobriety tests.
- Challenging the results of blood or breath tests showing you were over the legal limit at the time of the accident.
- Showing that the victim was the one who violated the regulations that led to the accident.
- Holding off evidence against you out of court if they were obtained with violations of your constitutional rights.
- Working with an accident reconstructionist to testify in court regarding the cause of the accident.
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