DUI Manslaughter Attorney in St. Augustine
Tough Defense for Vehicular Homicide Charges
Any motor vehicle accident can be traumatic. If you then face criminal charges after such an ordeal, the situation can be utterly devastating. When you need powerhouse defense, you can rely on Taylor & Taylor Attorneys. Collectively, our criminal defense attorneys have fought for clients' rights for over 40 years. Throughout our state, federal, and appeals cases, we have achieved
an outstanding rate of not guilty verdicts. No matter how severe your charges are, our highly experienced St. Augustine DUI lawyers may be able to help you.
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What are the penalties for a vehicular manslaughter charge?
In any accident where someone was injured, blood tests are typically required of all drivers involved. If test results suggest that you were impaired, and you were in an accident where someone died, including if the crash caused a pregnant woman to miscarry, you could be confronted with a DUI manslaughter charge, which is formally called a vehicular homicide offense.
Vehicular manslaughter is often charged as a second degree felony, meaning:
- $10,000 in fines
- Up to 15 years in prison
- Mandatory, permanent license revocation*
What if you are also being charged with a DUI hit and run? If the prosecutor believes you knew that you caused the accident, and that you failed to stop, give information, and give what help was possible, then you would face a first degree felony charge. Formally speaking, a hit and run charge is filed as a charge of leaving the scene.
If charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene, you could face:
- A $10,000 fine
- Up to 30 years in prison
- Mandatory, lifetime license revocation*
*After five years, it may be possible to apply for a hardship license, enabling you to travel to school, work, and other necessary places. These restricted licenses are difficult to obtain, however.
Discover How You Can Fight Your Felony DUI Charge
Without the insights of a DUI defense attorney, you risk the full impact of these charges. With the right legal counsel, however, you could see your charges reduced or dismissed. Our St. Augustine DUI attorneys may be able to lighten the penalties, such as by converting traditional punishments into hours of community service. We may be able to detect an error in how your case was handled, and so combat the evidence against you. We also know what it takes to win in trial. If you face a vehicular manslaughter charge in St. Augustine, our knowledgeable defense firm is equipped to fight for your rights and future. Whatever it takes to overcome your charge, we are ready.
Contact our St. Augustine vehicular manslaughter attorneys at (888) 387-9958 today.