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Aggressive Defense for DUI Charges

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 & WaldropAttorneys. Collectively, our criminal defense attorneys have fought for clients' rights for over 78 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.

Discuss your case with a skilled advocate at (904) 204-6499 and schedule your free initial consultation.

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.

We Come Highly Recommended

  • Professional, worked efficiently and smoothly!

    “Mr. Taylor was very professional, worked efficiently and smoothly, and ultimately got the job done very seamlessly. In talking, he conveys his experience and relationships in the county innately, and he was able to have my charge dismissed very quickly. I would highly recommend Mr. Taylor if you want your case to be resolved in a smooth and timely manner.”

    Matthew

  • If any one needs a defense attorney I can 100 percent say he is the best around.

    “Mr.Waldrop did an amazing job representing me and also winning my case. I could not have got a better lawyer. He listened to me believed in me and fought for me. If any one needs a defense attorney I can 100 percent say he is the best around. Thank you Mr.Waldrop for everything. I will never forget you.”

    Former Client

  • Would highly recommend to anyone!

    “I am relatively new to the area and was very fortunate to find Mr. Taylor to have him represent me in a stressful situation with a neighbor. My first meeting with him put my mind at ease. Very detailed & supportive throughout the process. Helped me decide what was the best option for my situation. Worth every penny! Would highly recommend to anyone! Thank you Taylor & Waldrop!!”

    Michelle G.

  • Brad was really amazing to work with!

    “Brad was really amazing to work with! His assistant Jess and he are both incredible people who made the paperwork and process a breeze!”

    Cindy M.

  • I highly recommend him and his team!

    “Brad Waldrop was very quick to help me with my case and was eager to answer any questions I had. I was kept updated on everything in a professional yet friendly manner. I highly recommend him and his team.”

    Ryder P.

What Sets Taylor & WaldropAttorneys Apart?

  • Over 78 Years of Combined Experience
  • Federal and State Cases Defended
  • Hundreds of Cases Tried Since 1978
  • Qualified to Handle Death Penalty Cases
  • Aggressive and Result-Driven Representation
  • Thorough and Compassionate Guidance and Legal Advice