Florida Criminal Traffic Fatality Investigations
Posted on October 30, 2023 10:00 AM EST
According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), 2,594 fatalities have resulted from crashes in 2023. In 2022, the FBI reported 6,151 drug and alcohol-related driving arrests in Florida. For more than 30 years, our team of traffic homicide defense lawyers in South Florida has gained valuable experience in defending individuals accused of crimes related to traffic accidents resulting in death due to drug and/or alcohol impairment.
Under Florida law, the driver of a vehicle involved in a crash that results in injury or death can be charged with an offense ranging from a civil infraction to a felony. The punishment for causing a traffic death ranges from fines and license suspension to incarceration in state prison. Our South Florida and Miami-based traffic death lawyers have achieved remarkable results for clients on DUI charges, vehicular homicide charges, leaving the scene of an accident involving a fatality, and vehicular manslaughter charges. Our Miami fatality attorneys have accomplished their best results during the traffic death investigation.
In Florida, the local State Attorney's Office is responsible for determining what, if any, charges should be brought against an impaired driver. The victim, or the next-of-kin, put extreme pressure on the State Attorney to arrest and prosecute the accused wrongful driver to the fullest extent of the law. A skilled and effective traffic homicide defense lawyer will assist and direct the collection of exculpatory evidence to confront and mitigate the raw and emotional pleas for justice by the victim and their family. An experienced Florida traffic death lawyer is trained to represent and present the interest of the accused.
A traffic homicide investigation begins when a traffic crash results in death. Typically, a traffic homicide investigator and a prosecutor immediately become engaged in documenting the accident scene and collecting evidence. As a defendant in a traffic homicide/fatality case, it's crucial to have a skilled lawyer in the South Florida/Miami area who specializes in these cases. They will not only defend your actions but also protect your rights at every stage of the case. Engaging an experienced Florida fatality defense lawyer quickly is essential to building a strong defense strategy. Our Miami DUI fatality lawyers also strongly recommend securing an experienced traffic crash attorney before speaking with law enforcement. We offer aggressive and experienced representation. Our traffic fatality attorneys are available every day to consult on a case. We handle traffic death cases throughout Miami Dade and Broward Counties. Call (305) 444-0030
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