message in a bottleThe Florida beaches are a big draw for tourists year round, but especially in the summer. A beach vacation is one of the greatest memories you can give your family. Kids love to splash in the surf and build sandcastles while their parents sunbathe nearby. Families flock to the coastline to take photos that show up on a holiday card 6 months later.

This idyllic scene was shattered for one North Carolina family visiting Daytona Beach just before the 4th of July for their son’s track meet. Witnesses report:

● A car came through the gates and clipped a tollbooth.

● The driver hit a mother walking on the beach with her family.

● Efforts to revive the woman were unsuccessful.

● The driver was arrested on the scene.

The charges include DUI and manslaughter. Any time a DUI is combined with a death the defense strategy must take the injury into consideration. While the death of any person is tragic, an aggressive defense is still in order. Obtaining a result that is fair is helpful to the victim and to the driver. Qualified criminal defense attorneys know how to balance the sensitive issues that accompany injury DUI’s while providing a solid defense.

If you have been arrested for a DUI with injury contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. Your first visit is a free consultation and we work with you to reach results that fit your case.