A Driven Defense Team Against DUI Manslaughter Charges
All driving under the influence (DUI) charges must be taken seriously, with the maximum charge being DUI manslaughter. When you’re facing a DUI manslaughter charge, speaking to an experienced lawyer needs to be at the top of your priority list.
At the Finkelstein Firm, P.A., in Clearwater, I have years of experience representing clients against all manner of DUI and criminal charges. My name is Jenna Finkelstein, and I am prepared to keep you informed about all aspects of your case as I defend you in any way that I can.
What Qualifies As DUI Manslaughter Charges?
DUI manslaughter is a second-degree felony in the state of Florida, for which a conviction will greatly alter one’s life. DUI manslaughter may be charged as a first-degree felony according to Florida Statute 316.193 if both of the following occurred:
- At the time of the crash, the person knew, or should have known, that the crash occurred.
- The person failed to give information and render aid as required by Statute 316.062.
As defined by Florida Statute 316.1933, DUI manslaughter is considered when a human or unborn child dies due to the crash in which the driver was under the influence. DUI manslaughter, as it stands, is a Level 8 offense, which means being found guilty of this crime carries a mandatory prison sentence. Additionally, failing to render aid or give information is considered a Level 9 offense, with Level 10 being the most severe.
Minimum penalties for these crimes include:
- Up to 15 years in prison, with a minimum mandatory four-year prison sentence
- Up to 15 years of probation
- A $10,000 fine
- Possible restitution paid to the victim’s family for compensation
- Permanent driver’s license revocation
There are many factors to consider while building a defense against a DUI manslaughter charge, and I will look at your case from all angles to develop a plan you can depend on.
Leave Your Defense Strategy To Me
I understand that facing a criminal charge can be frightening and overwhelming. Because of the potential consequences associated with the crime of DUI manslaughter, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced defense attorney right away. I have years of experience defending citizens charged with DUI manslaughter. I have the knowledge and skills to fight for the best results possible in your case, and I am accessible and dependable when you need me the most.
Call 727-202-4418 or email me here to schedule a free analysis of your case at my local office, located in Clearwater. I handle cases in Pinellas County and the surrounding areas, including Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Pasco and Polk counties. It is crucial to learn your legal options if you have been accused of DUI manslaughter. Let me start working for you today.