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Vehicular Manslaughter

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.

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