Palm Beach Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyer
Defending Against DUI Manslaughter Charges in Florida
Car accidents of any nature are taken very seriously; when these wrecks
involve a suspected drunk driver, the consequences of a conviction could
be potentially life changing. DUI manslaughter charges will be made when
a fatal auto accident is caused by a person whose BAC level indicates
that the driver responsible for the collision was operating their vehicle
under the influence of drugs or alcohol . In the state of Florida, being
convicted of this type of
DUI charge is a second-degree felony that is punishable by up to 15 years
in state prison.
The penalties increase for drivers who are also charged with leaving the
scene of an accident prematurely. Under these conditions, the suspect
could face first-degree felony charges and up to 30 years in prison. The
nature of these types of accidents is so serious that th ey are given
a lot of attention by law enforcement officers, police investigators,
state attorneys, and more. Therefore, it is imperative to the wellbeing
of your future that you secure the sound legal defense of a
Palm Beach criminal attorney from our firm that will pay an equal amount of attention to the representation
of your case.
In general, crimes of this nature will require extensive investigation
into the cause of the collision, including on-the-scene measurements of
the crash taken by state police officers and blood test analyses done
by blood experts in the field. These are measures taken in order to prove
that the suspect was 1) responsible for causing or contributing to the
accident and 2) above the state's legal limit of intoxication (.08%).
Blood tests are required in cases of suspected vehicular manslaughter, specifically
to allow for a more thorough assessment of the fatal collision.
It must be noted that these tests have frequently been known to yield inaccurate
results that cannot be relied upon as substantial and primary evidence.
In fact, it is just as easy to challenge the results of a blood test as
it is to administer the test in the first place. For this reason, we can
challenge the readings of a blood test and work to prove that the results
do not reflect the true blood alcohol level at the time of the crash.
Vehicular Manslaughter Attorney Serving Palm Beach, FL
Vehicular manslaughter charges are handled differently than a typical DUI
case. In these cases, there will often be a main witness, referred to
as the traffic homicide investigator (THI) that will take intricate measurements
of the scene in attempts to determine the specific cause of the collision.
In addition, certain measures such as blood test s are required, no matter
what the circumstance may be. In order to accurately defend against charges
of this nature you will need an equally detail-oriented
criminal defense lawyer that will approach your case with attention to detail, skillful
defense tactics, and aggressive representation; anything less could land
you in prison for the charges that have been made in your name.
As DUI defense attorneys, we have perfected the skills needed to have a
person's charges reduced or dropped altogether. We represent clients
throughout Florida, including Palm Beach, and we are more than prepared
to take on even the most complicated cases. While many other defense firms
may shy away from the difficulties of representing a vehicular DUI case,
we instead embrace it and rise to the challenge of defending a client
that deserves fair and equal representation under the law.
To learn more about your charges , contact a Palm Beach vehicular manslaughter lawyer
from Parks & Braxton, PA. We have already successfully represented
thousands in the past, and we are ready for your case today.