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Pinellas County Drunk Driving Lawyer


Pinellas County Drunk Driving Lawyer | DUI Lawyer Pinellas County Florida


DUI Manslaughter now calls for a presumptive
sentence in Florida of over 10 years in Florida State Prison, even on a first
offense. It
is recommended that you seek immediate legal assistance if your
are charged or a suspect in such a case. We are available 24 hours for
help, call us at toll free
at 866-786-5297 or if you
need a Clearwater DUI Lawyer, call the Clearwater office at 727-726-5297.

Contact Florida DUI Lawyers

If you
have been arrested for a Florida DUI Manslaughter or any other type of serious
DUI offense, you must contact a Florida DUI lawyer ASAP. Fill
out the online
DUI Free Case Evaluation form
and explain your case in more detail.

occurs when there is a death of a human being caused or contributed to by
a person who is driving under the influence to the extent his or her normal
faculties are impaired. It is a very serious
accusation. The Florida Sentencing Code is what Judge’s are required to
follow in sentencing a person found guilty of DUI Manslaughter. The Code is a series of scores given to different criminal
offenses which the legislature has passed providing judges with
punishments that should be handed down on certain offenses. Prior offenses are
also given point values to score. There is a formula which is used to come
up with a point value and a presumptive minimum sentence which the judge
must follow. On a conviction for DUI manslaughter the sentencing code indicates
a minimum sentence in the department corrections (state prison) of
approximately 10 years. Florida statutes also allow for a
person to ask the judge to “depart” from the sentencing code under very
specific criteria presented to the judge for sentencing considerations. Even
with a departure the legislature has passed a law that does not allow a
sentence lower than 4 years in prison. An experienced DUI Manslaughter is
very important in defense of the charges and in mitigation of sentence.

There are DEFENSES to DUI

may be challenges to the admissibility of certain evidence, such as a breath
test or a blood test or urine test . A defense to DUI Manslaughter is that
the state lacks proof beyond a reasonable doubt that a person’s normal
faculties were impaired due to alcohol or a controlled substance. If the
accident and the death were not caused by the person charged this may

be a defense to the charge. The particular
circumstances of your case are vital and every case is different. You
should discuss the circumstances of your arrest with your experienced DUI

Manslaughter attorney. Larry Sandefer has
been a criminal trial lawyer for over 30 years. Please review his experience and honors and
call for an appointment. All initial consultations are free and are held in the
strictest of confidence.

DUI MANSLAUGHTER may involve the use of alcohol, certain chemicals, or
controlled substances, whether prescribed or not. At Sandefer Law
Firm we will go over thoroughly with you the circumstances surrounding
your arrest, the evidence, and the options or alternatives available to
us. A DUI or DUI MANSLAUGHTER by chemicals or controlled substances is a
matter on which we often consult with the expert chemist. It

can be difficult for the state attorney to
establish or prove impairment due to ingestion of other substances. Often
blood tests only show metabolites or are not quantified as to what may be in
a person’s system. Marijuana a particularly difficult drug with which to
establish impairment. Use of expert testimony is necessary in most of
these charges. Larry Sandefer and Sandefer Law Firm this familiar with and
is handled many such cases. Initial consultations at Sandefer law firm are
free. We

feel that is important for you to gain as
much knowledge as you can and discuss your case thoroughly with a
qualified attorney in order to make the proper decision regarding your


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