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Tampa DUI Defense Attorney
When arrested or involved (sometimes they do not arrest individuals right away) in a DUI Manslaughter or Vehicular Homicide, time is of the essence and law enforcement has a head start. Witnesses need to be interviewed and evidence collected in a timely manner as your freedom depends on it. Whether you hire our firm or another, your attorney can do more to mitigate the damages than he can once formal charges are filed.
A Felony DUI may be punished by a $5,000 fine and five years in prison. Felony DUI is a serious conviction and is usually the result of aggravated circumstances. For instance, if you are convicted of multiple DUIs with extremely high BALs in a short amount of time, you may be charged with felony DUI. The presence of a child in the car or serious bodily injury may affect whether your case is charged as a felony. Vehicular manslaughter and vehicular homicide are two of the most serious DUI charges you can face.
What Could Happen to Me?
If convicted of DUI manslaughter, you may be subject to a $10,000 fine and 15 years in prison. Vehicular homicide is considered a second degree felony and punishable by 15 years of incarceration, too. If you are charged and convicted of vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of the accident, you may be subject to a $10,000 fine and 30 years of imprisonment. These are serious penalties, but they may not be penalties that you have to face. With the help of a skilled Tampa DUI defense attorney on your side, you may be able to get your charges dismissed completely, or lessened significantly.
Call us today at 813-229-5353 if you have been arrested for a DUI, Felony DUI, DUI Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide, or any other alcohol related offense.
The Fernandez & Hernandez Firm’s lawyers handle DUI / Drunk driving defense cases throughout the entire Tampa, South Tampa & West Tampa area. Areas we service include Town ‘n’ Country, Brandon, Riverview, West Tampa, West Chase, Hyde Park, Culbreath, West Shore, Palma Ceia, Gulfview, 33635, 33615, 33634, 33626, 33625, 33508, 33509, 33510, 33511,33568, 33569, 33578, 33579 & all of Hillsborough County and the state of Florida.