Florida still has one of the highest fatality rates in the nation when motor vehicles and alcohol or drugs are involved. Florida is also known for people who drag race on public streets and drive recklessly in excessive speeds on local roads as well as highways.
At Bauer Crider & Parry, we have over 135 years of combined experience helping people who have been charged with vehicular manslaughter. For more information about how we can help you, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Serious Charges Demand Serious Counsel
Vehicular homicide is the crime of driving recklessly and causing the death of another individual. So many times we see teenage drivers faced with the reality of causing the death of a friend when all were just out looking for some fun. Motor vehicles are like weapons when they are not handled with care on the highway.
The penalties for vehicular manslaughter offenses carry lengthy prison sentences in order to send this strong message to the community that these types of behavior will not be tolerated by the Florida legislature or law enforcement. DUI manslaughter now carries a minimum/mandatory sentence of four years in all cases, even if this is your first offense. Everyone is affected when a fatal car accident occurs. Victims' families are left with the loss of a loved one, and a defendant and his family are faced with long prison sentences and dealing with being responsible for another's death. Our Tampa vehicular manslaughter defense attorneys know how to take this into account when helping structure a strong case for your defense.
To learn more about DUI in Florida, please visit our multiple DUI and DUI manslaughter information pages. We also represent people who have been charged with boating under the influence (BUI), and it is important to note that you can be charged with this as well as DUI manslaughter if you are accused of causing a death from a boating accident.
Contact an Experienced Clearwater Vehicular Homicide Attorney Today
For aggressive, intelligent and effective defense of any criminal charge, including DUI or manslaughter, you can rely on the Tampa criminal defense lawyers of Bauer Crider & Parry. Please contact us today to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. We have offices in Clearwater, Tampa and Port Richey, Florida, and are also available to meet at any location convenient for you.