Aggressively Defending Our Clients From Serious Charges
In the state of Florida, anyone who drives under the influence of alcohol and causes an accident that results in someone’s death can be charged with DUI manslaughter. Even though the fatality was not intentional, the death of the innocent victim was the direct result of the intoxicated driver’s negligence; therefore, the drunk driver is guilty of manslaughter.
DUI manslaughter is a second-degree felony. As such, the penalties include a fine of up to $10,000 and/or 15 years in prison. If the intoxicated driver knew or should have known that the accident occurred and yet they failed to give information and render aid, it is a first-degree felony. The penalties for a first-degree felony include a fine of up to $10,000 and/or 30 years in prison.
How We Fight Manslaughter Charges
At Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys can fight your charges from any number of angles. Perhaps you were not intoxicated and were the victim of police misconduct or a faulty breath test. Maybe the accident was the result of the other driver’s negligence. Our legal team will study your case in detail in order to build a strong defense and will fight tirelessly against your serious charges of DUI manslaughter. Our lawyers have taken more than 100 cases to trial and have more than 35-plus years of combined experience in DUI defense to draw from for your benefit.
An individual can be charged with DUI with injury if they caused bodily injury to another person while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. DUI with injury is charged as a felony offense in Florida and carries a number of harsh penalties.
What If The Other Party Didn’t Die, But They Were Seriously Injured?
Conviction for DUI with injury could lead to the following penalties:
- Five years in state prison
- $5,000 in fines
- Vehicle impoundment
- Mandatory alcohol education, assessment and treatment
- License revocation
- Psychological evaluation
- Felony criminal record
If you are charged with the felony offense of DUI with injury, there is absolutely no doubt that you will need an experienced lawyer fighting for you at every stage of your case.
Speak With A DUI Attorney As Soon As Possible
We are thoroughly familiar with the local courts and are well-known by the judges and prosecutors who are there on a regular basis. We have extensive courtroom experience and are skilled trial lawyers. Our firm has achieved outstanding success over the years. Contact us online today to find out what we can do for you! Call 305-564-4329.