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Know the Facts: DUI Manslaughter

The unimaginable has happened: you caused a car accident that resulted in another person’s death while your blood alcohol level was over the legal limit. Now you are being charged with DUI manslaughter. As a second degree felony, a DUI manslaughter charge carries a slew of penalties. If convicted you could face:

  • Prison
  • Fines
  • Mandatory, permanent revocation of your license
  • Probation
  • Community Service

If you were aware the accident occurred and left the scene or failed to give information to law enforcement or assistance to the victim, not only will you be charged with DUI manslaughter, but you could also be charged with leaving the scene. If the charge is upgraded to a first degree felony and can result in:

  • Prison
  • Fines
  • Mandatory, permanent revocation of your license
  • Probation

Sentencing for your vehicular manslaughter charge will be determined by numerous factors. The court will examine your criminal history and if you have had prior or similar convictions for DUI manslaughter, or if you were on probation or parole at the time of your newest charge, your sentence can be more severe.

The attorney you chose for your defense could be the difference between a suspended sentence and time spent in jail. An experienced criminal defense lawyer will help you with early and effective preparation for your case. They will conduct your legal research and plan a solid defense strategy. An experienced DUI manslaughter attorney can help you negotiate alternative sentences, help you reduce your bail requirements, and in some cases may even have your case dismissed.

If you, or someone you know, have been charged with DUI manslaughter, do not hesitate to seek legal counsel. Act fast and act smart by contacting Yale Galanter of Galanter Law, an experienced DUI manslaughter lawyer who will work hard to protect you. Contact us today for a free consultation at our Miami law firm by calling (305) 576-0244 or call our South Florida office (954) 624-6600. You can also visit us online at www.GalanterLaw.com.

 

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