Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyer in West Palm Beach
Being involved in a car accident that results in the death of one or more people can traumatize even the most stable of individuals. If you or someone you know has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, you may be unsure of what to do or who to talk to. At this confusing and painful time, it's critical to retain top-tier legal counsel from a skilled lawyer.
According to Florida law, vehicular manslaughter is charged when a person is suspected of operating a motor vehicle in an irresponsible manner, resulting in the death of another. The prosecution only has to prove their case by showing the vehicle was driven in a way that would probably cause death or great bodily injury. For this reason, hiring skillful, aggressive vehicular manslaughter lawyers is critical.
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Special Unit to Prosecute Traffic Accidents
The State Attorney's Office in Palm Beach County has a Traffic Homicide Unit to prosecute vehicular manslaughter cases. This specialized department works with law enforcement agencies to investigate accidents and review traffic deaths in the county. Despite this specialization, many of those accused of vehicular manslaughter have a much better chance for a positive outcome by contacting our skilled West Palm Beach criminal defense attorneys at Perlet, Shiner, Melchiorre & Walsh, P.A. as soon as possible. Remember, do not make any statement to law enforcement, ever, until you speak with us!
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We will begin immediately to investigate your case and review the evidence for your defense. This will enable you or your loved one to have the best possible outcome. Vehicular manslaughter cases are very complicated. They require experts such as accident reconstructionists. We are specialists in these types of cases and know how to determine the available evidence that will best support your case.
A vehicular manslaughter conviction in Florida can have very serious and life-altering ramifications. The most serious penalties include:
- Fines of up to $10,000
- Possible prison sentence of up to 15 years
- Loss of your driver's license for three years
The penalties can be even higher for leaving the scene of an accident involving death. Other penalties may apply, including more prison time, if the accused was caught driving on a suspended license.
Perlet, Shiner, Melchiorre & Walsh, P.A.: Ready to Protect Your Rights
The futures of you and your loved ones are at stake, so take the first step to improve your odds of a positive outcome. Retaining the services of vehicular manslaughter attorneys who have the experience and skill to protect your rights can make a difference.