D.U.I. Manslaughter and D.U.I. with Serious Bodily Injury

D.U.I. is a serious offense that carries some extremely severe penalties. When someone causes an accident resulting in serious injuries or the death of another person, it becomes a felony offense. D.U.I. serious bodily injury is a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. D.U.I. manslaughter is a second degree felony and is punishable by up to fifteen years in prison. D.U.I. manslaughter also carries a minimum mandatory prison sentence if convicted. If you were involved in an accident and are being accused of driving under the influence, it is critical that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.

At the law firm of Ringsmuth, Day & O'Halloran, we represent clients in all every type of D.U.I. case, from misdemeanors to serious felonies. Our Fort Myers D.U.I. manslaughter attorneys have extensive experience in these matters and we know what it takes to help you reach a positive result. When you hire a firm to represent you in these cases they must have a plan of action to immediately preserve critical evidence and to build a strong defense. Our attorneys have a plan of action that includes evidence preservation, witness interviews, and hiring the right experts. That has been developed from our years of experience handling serious D.U.I. cases. We take that knowledge and get to work immediately on your behalf.

We Fight for You

There are many complex issues that need to be resolved in D.U.I. serious bodily injury and D.U.I. manslaughter cases. Did the accused cause or contribute to the cause of the accident? Was there a mechanical problem or external factor that caused the accident? Can law enforcement prove who was driving the vehicle? Was the driver impaired by alcohol, a controlled substance or a chemical substance? Is driving under the influence of the controlled substance or chemical substance prohibited? Did law enforcement lawfully obtain a blood test or the driver's medical records? What is the accuracy of the blood test? These are only a small fraction of the many questions that our lawyers will answer. The felony D.U.I. may be beaten depending on the investigation by the skilled attorneys in our office.

With every case we accept, our attorneys utilize the experts that are necessary to combat the allegations against you. Some of the experts we use are accident reconstructionists and toxicologists. We immediately photograph the accident scene and the vehicles. We have a reconstructionist take measurements and gather other critical data at the scene so that evidence does not disappear. The vehicles are carefully examined as well. These are just a sample of the efforts we take to preserve favorable evidence to your case and to attack the government's charges. We also deal with insurance companies and work to ensure that you don't make incriminating statements that the state couldn't otherwise prove.

Call for a Free Consultation

Contact our office today to discuss your case and get your questions answered. We will help you understand the law surrounding your case and explain your legal options. You can reach us by phone at 800-416-1434 or via e-mail.