Taking the wheel of a car after having had one too many can have serious consequences. Being arrested for DUI and facing stiff financial penalties, loss of driving privileges, a bruised driving record, or having the inconvenience of an interlock device installed on your car seem devastating, but are the least of your worries if the incident resulted in a death. Our office offers strong defense of DUI cases, but also recognizes the value of human life and hopes your case is not as serious as one man’s.
A South Florida man faces 20 years for a DUI related fatality. The Miami Herald reports the case as follows:
● The man was speeding when he struck a minivan carrying a family.
● After the collision, the man fled the scene and was later found in a nearby field.
● Upon being approached by officers, the driver told police he had been mugged by unknown assailants.
No doubt these egregious facts played a part in the Judge’s decision to hand down the stiff 20 year sentence. The tragedy of this story is the loss of life, but it is also tragic to hear of the circumstances of the arrest. If you are facing a charge of DUI, there are solid defenses available to you. Negotiating a more lenient sentence, and showing you accept responsibility for your actions go a long way in minimizing sentences. Our staff is skilled in helping people charged with DUI’s to put forth a strong defense while also using the experience as a teaching tool.
If you have been arrested for DUI, call our office to speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney. We help people in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. Your first visit is a free consultation, call today to schedule an appointment.