Sometimes, the difference between a standard Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge and a DUI Manslaughter is only a matter of seconds and/or a bit of bad luck. However, while these two crimes are very similar in nature, the penalties that you will be facing on a DUI Manslaughter are much, much tougher.
Because the Florida Criminal Punishment Code requires the imposition of 120 “victim injury points” when a death occurs in one of these cases, the average DUI Manslaughter client will be looking at a minimum guideline sentence of approximately ten (10) to twelve (12) years in prison (even before the client’s prior record is scored and/or any other companion criminal charges are put onto the scoresheet). Furthermore, in many cases, the family of the deceased victim(s) will be pushing the State Attorney’s Office and/or the Judge to punish the offender “to the maximum extent of the law.”
With stakes this high, having an aggressive and experienced DUI Manslaughter attorney on your side is an absolute must. These cases are almost always handled by very experienced prosecutors with years of training and trial experience. As a result, you are going to need a criminal defense attorney that will vigorously challenge the State’s case. Your defense attorney should have plenty of experience handling these extremely difficult cases.
Having had the opportunity to build many major DUI Manslaughter cases for the State of Florida, Michael C. Grieco, Esq., of the Miami-based GRIECO CRIMINAL LAW CENTER, has the training and experience necessary to properly analyze and defend your DUI Manslaughter case. Mr. Grieco has a vast array of experience dealing with both “legal” and “medical” blood cases, traffic homicide investigations, forced blood draws, causation issues and expert medical testimony.
If your DUI Manslaughter case requires an experienced and aggressive defense, the GRIECO LAW FIRM will be there for you. 365/24/7. Please contact DUI Manslaughter attorney Michael C. Grieco, Esq. for a free consultation and evaluation of your case.