– by Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney, Daniel J. Fernandez
Have You or a Loved-One Been Accused of DUI Manslaughter?
Under Florida law, DUI manslaughter happens when any person operates a motor vehicle and is guilty of DUI as defined in Section 316.193(1) and who, by reason of such operation, causes or contributes to causing the death of any human being or unborn viable fetus.
Why should I Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney?
DUI manslaughter is a serious second-degree felony in Florida punishable by up to fifteen years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Florida law also requires a minimum mandatory sentence of four-year imprisonment for anyone convicted of DUI manslaughter. See. 316.193(3)(c)3, Florida Statutes. In addition to the four-year minimum mandatory sentence required by law, other factors apply to your ability to ever obtain a driver’s license if you are convicted of felony DUI charge.
If the driver has no prior DUI related convictions, the driver may be eligible for a hardship reinstatement after five years have passed from the date of revocation and after the period of incarceration ended if the following requirements have been met: the driver has not been arrested for any drug-related offense for at least the five years period prior to the hearing; the driver has not driven a motor vehicle without a license for at least the five years period prior to the hearing; the driver has not consumed any drugs or alcohol during the five year period prior to the hearing. The driver will be required to install an ignition interlock device for a two year period. The driver must completed DUI school and be supervised under the DUI program for the entire period of the revocation.
After a conviction for DUI Manslaughter, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is required to impose a mandatory permanent (lifetime) revocation if the driver has any prior DUI convictions.
Why Fernandez & Hernandez?
If you or a loved-one have been accused of DUI manslaughter, the experienced Tampa criminal defense attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez aggressively represent clients who have been arrested in the Tampa Bay Area, including Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Polk County, Manatee County, Sarasota County, Pasco County, Hernando County, and throughout the State of Florida.
The attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez are familiar with the procedures used by law enforcement agencies in DUI manslaughter cases. Our attorneys can contact the investigating officer on your behalf and help you deal with the insurance company so that any claims are quickly and properly resolved. Our lawyers know and understand the policy and procedures used by DUI manslaughter investigators. Once the police know that you are represented by Fernandez & Hernandez, they are not allowed to ask you any questions about the incident. If your vehicle has been towed to the impound lot or held for evidence, the Vehicular Homicide attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez may be able to get the vehicle returned while still protecting your right to remain silent. The experienced DUI manslaughter attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez will protect your rights, help get you released on bond, and fight for you. The experienced trial attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez may hire an accident reconstruction expert to explain your side of the story to the police or to a jury if necessary.
Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney Daniel J. Fernandez
Attorney Daniel J. Fernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez provides legal representation for individuals in criminal cases. Daniel J. Fernandez will get the best result at every stage of the case. If you or a loved-one have been accused of DUI manslaughter, criminal defense attorney Daniel J. Fernandez can help guide you through the process.
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