Clearwater DUI Manslaughter Defense Attorneys

At the law firm of Hoskins & Penton, we know that people who are accused of driving while intoxicated and causing a fatal accident face an uphill battle. The public judges this particular offense quite harshly and the Florida legislature is equally critical when it comes to the penalties you may face. This is why if you have been arrested for a Clearwater DUI manslaughter charge you need skilled felony criminal defense representation to see you through this difficult time.

Skilled and Detailed Representation

At Hoskins & Penton, we will challenge evidence that has been improperly collected or make sure that other information that proves you were not the cause of the bodily injury is introduced. For instance, it is our job to find out:

  • Was the required blood draw valid and how was it conducted?
  • Were all proper rules and regulations followed?
  • Were the people who collected evidence qualified and trained traffic homicide investigators?
  • Was a health condition responsible for your impairment?
  • Did the other driver or parties involve contribute to the accident?

We can use all of this information to convince a judge or prosecutor to make a downward departure from the statutory requirements for jail or mandatory prison and accept an alternative sentence such as admission into a treatment center or a reduced sentence.

The Clearwater DUI manslaughter defense lawyers understand what is at stake, and like other DUI charges, we will fight the charges aggressively. In Florida, DUI manslaughter is classified as a second-degree felony punishable by a maximum of 15 years in state prison. If the driver is also accused of leaving the scene of the accident, he or she will face a first-degree felony with a maximum 30 years in prison. We will always argue for a plea bargain or sentence that is in your best interest, based on the evidence and the law.

Contact New Port Richey DUI Felony Criminal Defense Attorneys Committed to Protecting You

If you are seeking legal representation for a DUI manslaughter case, contact our office today. You do not have to face this alone. You can reach an experienced Clearwater criminal defense attorney at 727-475-6448 or online.