Under §316.193 of the 2010 Florida Code, should a defendant kill either another human or an unborn child while operating a vehicle under the influence, they will be guilty of having committed DUI manslaughter. This is an extremely serious charge that should not be taken lightly – the penalties are severe and the long-term consequences that will stem from a successful conviction are not something that should be taken lightly. Make sure you hire an experienced Tampa DUI defense lawyer from Taracks & Associates as soon as possible.
This is a felony charge and could, for example, cause penalties that include a minimum of four years of incarceration and could lead to a complete loss of driving privileges. The state of Florida also considers it to be an even more severe charge should the defendant flee the scene of the accident.
The following are the penalties for a DUI manslaughter or Vehicular Homicide conviction:
If you have been arrested for DUI manslaughter, then you could face a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of four years. The Florida Statutes also include the killing of an unborn child as DUI manslaughter. This can also be considered either a second or first degree felony offense.
At Taracks & Associates, we have seen how cases involving a DUI charge of this nature can completely change the future of the accused. We also know that while the justice system is there to protect the people, it can also slap the innocent with charges that they don't deserve or penalties that are not proportional to what has occurred.
For this reason, we are deeply committed to ensuring that we do everything possible to ensure that our clients receive the comprehensive and supportive guidance that they need when they are facing something of this nature. Should you choose to be represented by an experienced Tampa criminal defense lawyer from our firm, you will be able to trust that you will be represented by an attorney that you will be able to rely on.
We are extensively experience in regards to criminal law and are fully prepared to provide our clients with the high-quality and trustworthy assistance that they deserve. If you were recently arrested for DUI manslaughter, you are facing a felony offense. For aggressive representation against your charges, please contact a Tampa DUI lawyer from our firm.