Tampa Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyer
According to a Florida statute, vehicular manslaughter is defined as operating a motor vehicle in a reckless manner likely to cause the death of, or great bodily harm to, another. In order to prosecute such a charge, the state does not need to prove intent to harm on the part of the defendant. Rather, they must only prove that the defendant was operating their vehicle in a manner that was likely to cause death or great bodily injury to another.
Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter in Florida
The penalties for vehicular manslaughter can be very steep, and include fines, probation, loss of driving privileges, and jail or prison time. If the manslaughter occurred due to driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the penalties can include $10,000 in fines and imprisonment for up to 15 years.
It is very important that you contact a Tampa DUI lawyer if you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter, as you could be facing very steep penalties. With a skilled lawyer's help, you may be able to reach a resolution in your case in which your charges are reduced, or even dismissed completely.
Are you facing vehicular manslaughter charges in Tampa?
The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger has been assisting individuals in their DUI and criminal cases since our establishment in 2005. Our team possesses invaluable legal experience, including Attorney Timothy Hessinger's 15 years of service as a prosecutor. We provide knowledgeable and competent legal service to each and every client we represent, fighting for outcomes in their cases that are advantageous to them.
We are available to assist you in your vehicular manslaughter case, by ensuring that your rights are upheld and that you are given as fair and just a trial as possible. If you have been arrested for these serious charges, contact a Tampa vehicular manslaughter attorney for experienced legal assistance in your case.