DUI / Vehicular Homicide

Defending You Against DUI, DUI Manslaughter And Other Vehicular Manslaughter Charges

The last thing anyone wants to see when driving home is blue and red lights in your rearview mirror, especially if there is a chance you were drinking before getting behind the wheel. If this has happened to you, and you are now facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI), you do not and should not fight the charges alone. If you were involved in a car accident that resulted in a fatality, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney.

A skilled defense attorney at Schwartzreich & Associates, P.A., can make a significant difference in the outcome of your DUI or vehicular manslaughter case. Attorney Eric Schwartzreich has nearly 25 years of experience defending clients against the full range of criminal charges, including DUI manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter cases.

Understanding Florida DUI Charges

Florida’s DUI laws surrounding DUI, including how different blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels can impact your case, are complex. A BAC of .08% is considered to be legally intoxicated. However, for those under the age of 21, that limit is lowered to .02%.

Your BAC limit can impact not only the charges against you, but also the penalties you face if convicted. Aggravated DUI penalties can carry higher fines and longer prison sentences. This is why Schwartzreich & Associates, P.A., will fight to have the charges against you or your teenage driver possibly reduced.

The Consequences You Face

The penalties if convicted of a DUI are steep and can include:

  • License suspension or revocation
  • Being required to install an ignition interlock device
  • Mandatory alcohol assessment, treatment and education
  • Vehicle confiscation

The length of your license suspension or revocation can vary depending on whether or not this was your first offense. Installation of an ignition interlock device is required if you wish to have a restricted license for business or work purposes. Having a restricted license can help minimize the impact a DUI conviction will have on not only your life, but also those of your loved ones.

The penalties for conviction in a vehicular manslaughter case are even steeper, including mandatory minimum sentences of jail time and high fines.

Schwartzreich & Associates, P.A., Will Protect Your Freedom | Call Anytime, Day Or Night

Mr. Schwartzreich’s history of defending clients against the full spectrum of criminal charges, from a first time DUI offense to DUI manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter and more, speaks for itself. He will aggressively fight for you to have the charges against you reduced or even dismissed.

Call 954-525-8000 as soon as possible after your arrest. Call Mr. Schwartzreich’s cellphone after-hours at 954-873-8228.

You may also contact the firm online to schedule an appointment and learn how Schwartzreich & Associates, P.A., can defend you.