Miami DUI Manslaughter Lawyer
Defense Attorney for DUI Manslaughter Charges in Miami, FL
In cases in which a person has died in an auto collision, and it is believed that the accident was caused by a DUI driver, charges of DUI manslaughter could be filed. This is an extremely serious charge, carrying penalties that will be life-changing. Our Miami DUI manslaughter attorney is a former prosecutor, is rated "Superb" by Avvo, and has extensive trial experience. You can read about his record of success so you know you have come to the right place. If you are accused of committing the felony crime of vehicular manslaughter, nothing is more important than the quality and ability of your defense lawyer.
Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter in Miami
Vehicular manslaughter it is a second degree felony, carrying fines as high as $10,000 and a prison sentence that could be up to 15 years. This is not a minor legal problem; your life will be forever changed if you are convicted. You will be taken from your home, work and family and put behind bars in a state correctional facility. The most crucial issue for you to resolve is what to do about defending against the charge of vehicular manslaughter in Miami. It may be necessary to engage the services of one of our firm's professional contacts, an independent accident investigator.
The difficulty with these cases is that if one person is found to have been above the legal limit of .08%, law enforcement could assume the worst - you are responsible. This may or may not be true. There could have been other factors that led to the collision that have not yet been identified, including road hazards, inadequate signage, or another driver may have been involved to some degree. The issues surrounding the breath or blood testing must be fully reviewed. There may have been serious errors in how the blood was tested for alcohol. For example, in a hospital test, the blood may have been separated, and when plasma is tested, the concentration of alcohol will be much higher than if the entire sample is tested, as is necessary in DUI blood tests. There may be lab problems, or a history of faulty testing procedures or sloppy lab work. Don't assume you will be convicted. Call us for help.