Arrested? Call our St. Augustine DUI defense attorneys now.
Driving under the influence (DUI) offenses in Florida are often met with some of the harshest penalties in the criminal justice system. Prosecutors will enforce even more severe penalties in cases involving injury, accident, or death, certainly as a response to the growing number of drunk driving accidents and fatalities. Our St. Augustine DUI attorneys have successfully protected individuals who have been involved in DUI-related accidents.
Accidents that have resulted in:
- Bodily injury and/or property damage
- Serious medical injury with a risk of death
- Serious organ injury
- Vehicular manslaughter
- Wrongful death or death of an unborn
If your DUI incident was the cause of an accident, you could be facing serious penalties. In situations involving death, you could be facing life-changing criminal allegations of DUI manslaughter, which can constitute a felony of the first or second-degree.
Do not risk going through this legal battle alone. You will need the legal counsel of a seasoned professional who knows how to protect your rights, interests, and freedoms. Choose Taylor & Waldrop Attorneys to be your trusted legal advocate at this time.
Call the St. Augustine DUI Defense lawyers at Taylor & Waldrop Attorneys at (904) 204-6499 to protect your freedom.
DUI Resulting in Serious Injury, Manslaughter, or Homicide
- DUI Resulting in Damage to Property - A driver who causes damage or injury to property while under the influence could be found guilty of a first-degree misdemeanor The penalties associated with this type of crime could include up to $1,000 in fines, one year's imprisonment, and a 6-12-month license revocation.
- DUI Accident Resulting in Serious Injury - A driver who causes serious bodily injury to another person while under the influence could be found guilty of a third-degree felony. Penalties could include up to $5,000 in fines, five year's imprisonment, and a minimum three-year license revocation.
- DUI Manslaughter - A driver who is involved in a DUI-related accident and causes death to another motorist, pedestrian, or other person could be facing second-degree felony penalties. The consequences may include a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 124.5 months up to a maximum of 15 year's imprisonment, fines not exceeding $10,000, and a mandatory permanent license revocation.
- DUI Manslaughter and Leaving the Scene - A driver involved in DUI manslaughter who knew or should have known the accident occurred and failed to give information or render aid could be found guilty of a felony in the first-degree. First-degree felony charges can carry serious penalties, including up to $10,000 in fines, up to 30 years' imprisonment, and a mandatory permanent license revocation.
Put an Aggressive Defense Team on Your Side
At Taylor & Waldrop Attorneys, we do not simply fight your charges. We go through every possible avenue of defense to challenge, discredit, or question the prosecution's case against you. We are well-versed in all areas of DUI defense and our experience in state, federal, and appellate courts allows us to represent our clients with unwavering commitment and veracity.
To schedule your consultation with our legal team, contact our St. Augustine firm today.
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