DUI Manslaughter Attorney in Orlando
Accused of causing a fatal drunk driving accident?
Drinking and driving is a serious problem in our state, and law enforcement
agencies at all levels are cracking down in an effort to reduce the number
of deaths caused by DUI every year. According to Mothers Against Drunk
Driving, Florida ranks 13th in the nation for the number of alcohol related
motor vehicle fatalities, with a total of 4,140 in the past five years
alone. More than one out of every four car accident deaths in our state
are attributed to drunk drivers. If you personally have been accused of
causing a fatal car accident while under the influence of alcohol or drugs,
you must take action now to clear your name and avoid being convicted
on the charges.
Penalties for DUI Manslaughter in Orlando, Florida
Being charged with vehicular manslaughter places you at risk of a
felony DUI conviction, with harsh penalties which could follow you for the rest of
your life. DUI manslaughter is a second-degree felony, punishable by a
fine of up to $10,000 and as much as fifteen years in state prison. In
the event that you are accused of leaving the scene of the accident, the
charge can be increased to a first degree felony, with penalties including
a $10,000 fine and a prison sentence lasting thirty years. You may also
be subject to a driver's license revocation lasting for a life time
When you find yourself charged with such a serious crime it is easy to
feel hopeless about the future, but don't give up-there may be a way
to defend you against a negative outcome. In order to convict you, the
prosecutor must be able to prove several elements, including that you
factually were the driver who caused the accident, that you caused the
accident by reason of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and
that you were actually under the influence of an impairing substance.
Contact us at
Parks & Braxton, PA for a confidential consultation to discuss the accident and allow us to
begin working on a strategy for fighting the charges. We are well-known
for our success in DUI defense, and are ready to help you immediately.