If you have been involved in a Pinellas county vehicular accident that resulted in a fatality, you could be facing the threat of an impending arrest for DUI Manslaughter. These types of cases often entail hospital or legal blood draws. (See our video below on “Challenging Blood Evidence in DUI Manslaughter Cases”.) Because of the serious nature of the this criminal offense, local law enforcement will sometimes await the blood test results from the hospital or lab before making an arrest.
How an Early Intervention Can Help
By meeting with our defense team early, we can discuss an effective strategy to quickly secure your release from the Pinellas County Jail - in the event you are arrested for the charge. We can also discuss timely “proactive steps” that could later benefit your defense to the charge.
Preserving Exculpatory Evidence
- We need to start the process with the discovery of any helpful witness testimony or helpful evidence in your case. The memory of witnesses can fade over time or be forever lost. So, contacting these potential witnesses early to preserve their statements could be highly beneficial.
- Our private investigator can take immediate proactive steps to protect exculpatory evidence, such as the measuring of skid marks or photographing property damage.
- There are even times when our investigator may be able to locate security videos from local businesses. These cameras may have captured the driver of the other automobile operating their vehicle in an unsafe manner.
Event Data Recorders – The Black Box
Many clients are surprised to learn that vehicles sold in the United States are often equipped with a “black box” or “event data recorder. When an accident occurs, these devices automatically save data from before, during and after the crash. The black boxes track speed, steering, braking, acceleration, seatbelt usage and force of impact.
Timely securing this critical evidence could give us a valuable “head start.” If the data fails to demonstrate careless or negligent driving on your part, this could facilitate our early intervention with the prosecutor and a strong argument that a DUI Manslaughter charge is not warranted in your case. (See our video below on “Causation Issues in DUI Manslaughter Cases.)
Taking the First Step
If you are facing a DUI Manslaughter prosecution, this is a serious matter and the stakes are high. You need lawyers with the necessary background and experience to thoroughly investigate and defend your case. Your careful selection of a law firm will give you the confidence and trust you deserve.
Call us to schedule a free consultation: (727) 578-0303
Find a Pinellas DUI Manslaughter Attorney
The Required Protocol for Labeling and Collection of Blood Samples
Florida Blood Alcohol Analyst Qualifications
Florida Blood Alcohol Test Methods-Approved Processes
We are attorneys who defend DUI Manslaughter charges arising out of St. Petersburg / Clearwater / Pinellas County.
Call a Former State Prosecutor!
Free Consultation with a DUI Manslaughter Attorney
Pinellas / St. Pete / Clearwater DUI Lawyers: www.duistpetersburglawyer.com
Possible Solutions For Your Pinellas Criminal Charge: www.defensehelp.com
FAQ Florida Ignition Interlock Laws: www.floridaignitioninterlocks.com