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DUI Manslaughter / Leaving the Scene

Florida law recently changed to make the punishments greater if a person leaves the scene of an accident after a car crash that results in the death of another person and the driver knew or should have known that the accident occurred and failed to render aid or give information.

After the passage of the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act, the offense is a first-degree felony with a minimum mandatory prison sentence is required after a conviction for this offense.

The statutory maximum period for this first-degree felony is up to thirty (30) years in Florida State Prison and a $10,000 fine. The minimum mandatory period after a conviction is four (4) years. If you are convicted for this offense, the four-year minimum mandatory sentences must be served day-for-day without the opportunity to earn any gain time.

Additionally, the court will consider the Florida Criminal Punishment Code guideline schedule that usually has a guideline range of 10 to 12 years in prison on the low end. A conviction also comes with a mandatory lifetime driver’s license suspension.

Attorney for Leaving the Scene of DUI Manslaughter in Hillsborough County, FL

The experienced DUI defense attorney in Tampa, FL, at the Sammis Law Firm in Tampa, Florida, is available to answer your questions about DUI Manslaughter involving Leaving the Scene.

Call us to find out more about fighting this serious charge. Call 813-250-0500.

This article was last updated on Friday, January 5, 2018.