We understand that being traumatized, devastated and afraid is a part of your DUI battle. This can be worse when you are facing criminal charges from being involved in a DUI where someone was killed, referred to as DUI Manslaughter and Vehicular Homicide. These cases are also emotionally charged because they involve the victim’s family who is also suffering and many times, media coverage and publicity. This puts pressure on the legal system because the simple thought of a human being passing away in an alcohol related crash sends people clammoring for justice just based on the initial reports. Thus, the accused is in need of an equalizer who can take the case apart piece by piece and examine and present the other side of the story. That’s when hiring an experienced DUI defense team becomes essential.
Manslaughter is defined as the crime of killing a human being or contributing to the death of another without a premeditated thought. This unjustifiable act of killing even without malice comes with significant criminal punishments if accompanied with driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida.
Florida DUI Laws, particularly Florida Statute s. 316.193(3)(c)(3) Driving Under the Influence Manslaughter, states that:
- In Florida the law mandates that the minimum sentence for a DUI manslaughter conviction is 4 years of jail time.
- DUI Manslaughter is considered a Second Degree Felony and carries a Fine of up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 15 years.
- A convicted driver who failed to alert the authorities or offer help to the affected victim is guilty of a First Degree Felony, punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 years.
- If the driver is convicted of Vehicular Homicide and is guilty of Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Hit & Run) he is facing a First Degree Felony.
However harsh the charges may be, the key to getting the best defense in a DUI manslaughter case is to pay attention to all case details no matter how small they may seem. Investigators and expert witnesses play a key role in helping the attorney explain the evidence to Judge and Jury alike. This kind of high stakes charge demands a highly skilled DUI attorney that can build a proper strategic defense while doing everything in his or her power to have any damning evidence removed or thrown out and ensuring fairness in your criminal case.
Miami DUI Attorney Albert Quirantes builds a strong criminal defense for your DUI manslaughter case while focusing on proving the best legal services possible, so you can fight to minimize the chances of being imposed the maximum penalties in such a serious case. We are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for our clients charged with any criminal offense.
More Severe Penalties
Driver’s that have been found guilty for a death from drunk driving will have their license revoked permanently by statute. While DUI manslaughter license suspensions are permanent in some cases a hardship license is available after a number of years of no drinking and driving can be established. Getting your license reinstated after a DUI Manslaughter conviction is challenging and extremely difficult, but not impossible. Hiring a top criminal DUI lawyer is a necessity in understanding your driving privileges and trying to avoid permanently losing your license.
Contact Miami DUI Manslaughter Lawyer Albert Quirantes Today
We provide you with a team of experts, psychologists, traffic experts, and toxicologists to help fight your DUI conviction. We will provide you with a strong and strategic defense plan and results that you can live with.
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If you have any questions about this or any other criminal or criminal traffic manner, contact Albert Quirantes, Miami DUI Lawyer at: 305-644-1800 or visit our website, www.DUIfirm.com, where you may click to text us or get directions to our office.