DUI — Serious Bodily Injury and DUI — Manslaughter
Charges of Felony DUI, DUI Serious Bodily Injury or DUI Manslaughter are serious charges that require an experienced Florida DUI Lawyer at your side. The Attorneys at the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton will fight for your rights, your liberty and defend your Florida or out of state Drivers License through this process no matter if you are charged in Ocala, Brooksville, New Port Richey, St. Petersburg, Dade City, Inverness, Bushnell or Gainesville.Ocala, Florida DUI Manslaughter Attorney
Under Florida law, Felonies are handled differently than Misdemeanors. And with DUI, the difference is perhaps the most obvious in all of Florida Criminal law. As an example, it is a legal disposition to punish a 4th DUI Felony offender in Florida with merely probation. However, if someone had a background of no priors — no criminal, traffic or otherwise — and was charged with DUI Serious Bodily Injury (DUI-SBI) or DUI Manslaughter, if convicted, could not legally be sentenced for anything less than about 3 to 3½ years Florida State Prison. This amazing difference in the law is the bi-product of the Florida Felony Score Sheet, which has been created by our Florida Legislature presumably to control judges, but will continue without logic to punish people who have one bad evening of poor judgment, but lead otherwise good lives.Brooksville, Florida Felony DUI Lawyer
All Florida DUI cases are serious, but when charged with DUI Serious Bodily Injury or DUI Manslaughter — you need a legal team fighting for your rights and investigating all technical, legal and substantive rights you may have. Convictions of DUI-SBI and higher come with a minimum Drivers License Suspension of three (3) years.
Let us investigate your case immediately. Often times, in serious criminal cases such as these, early intervention can provide helpful as often the DUI-Fatality investigation by FHP or local law enforcement or the DUI Accident investigation may take several days or weeks to complete. Further, if a blood draw was completed, a competent analysis as to the procedures and quality of the blood sample and storage need to be done as soon as possible.
If you have been charged with a DUI Serious Bodily Injury or DUI Manslaughter, contact Tampa DUI Lawyer Jason Melton at 813-221-3200 or contact us online.
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