When an allegation of drunk driving caused or contributed to the death of another person, the crime can be charged as "DUI manslaughter" which is a second-degree felony that has penalties that include jail time of up to 15 years in prison. Even harsher penalties can apply if the driver left the scene of the accident. The cases involve single and multiple vehicle collisions involving pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles, commercial motor vehicles, trucks, and automobiles. The attorney defending these type of cases must be well versed in chemistry, forensic science, and pharmacology as these cases almost always involve blood draws.
Mr. Bernstein has completed the Science Curriculum at the National College for DUI Defense as well as taken courses at Axion Labs in Chicago where they train scientists on the instruments that are used to test and interpret the blood results. He is intimately familiar with the process and how to attack errors from the laboratory testing the blood results.
If an accident, and death occurs, even days, weeks or months after the accident, the charge will be elevated to DUI manslaughter.
If you are facing a DUI involving death, immediately hiring a highly skilled experienced attorney, is the smartest thing you can do. The state immediately starts conducting an accident reconstruction, subpeona's your "black box" information from your vehicle and subpeona's your social media, bank records and looks for videos of where you were that night as well as who you were with and how much you drank. You must immediately start your own investigation as evidence dissipates as time goes on. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you. By contacting the law offices of Alan S. Bernstein P.A, he will use his immense knowledge base and experience to fight your case. Alan Bernstein is one of the few attorneys in the State of Florida trained on blood machines for blood alcohol content. These charges are extremely serious and hiring an experienced highly trained DUI attorney is needed in order to protect your rights and your freedom. Make sure to have Alan S. Bernstein P.A. by your side, making statements for you in a way that protects your rights and interests. Even if you have already given a statement to the police, we can help you fight for your freedom and future.
Alan S. Bernstein P.A. - with offices in Broward and Palm Beach - handling cases in the counties of Broward, Dade, Palm Beach, Hendry and Glades, understands the science of breath, blood and urine testing, as well as all facets of DUI Defense. Call right now for a free, no obligation consultation. You only have 10 days to fight the suspension of your driver’s license. Call right now! Call Alan S. Bernstein P.A. at 954-925-3111 or 954-347-1000 during the evenings and weekends.