Earlier this week a wrong-way driver struck and killed another person in Merritt Island Causeway and Myrtice Avenue. This is obviously an extremely sad situation and one that could have been avoided.
DUI Vehicular manslaughter is a very serious and technical charge. It is very important to have an attorney that understands the ins and outs of the scientific end of a DUI charge. If I were to handle the charge my first recommendation would be to obtain the bench notes of any Intoxilyzer or blood test that was taken. Bench notes are the basis of the analysis completed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to establish the science based on any alcohol analysis.
The second thing to be done would be to analyze the basis of the accident. In this case there is a bad fact of the driver of the land rover driving in the wrong direction. This is a very bad fact. There are instances where simply driving the wrong direction does not mean that the driver is driving recklessly.
The facts of this case are tough to read and need an experienced attorney to handle. A competent attorney can mitigate the facts of what happened, force the state to prove the case and can do the proper motions to ensure avoiding custody. That is why you need the right attorney on your side.
If you face DUI Charges in Brevard County or anywhere in the state of Florida, contact us now. Our experienced DUI lawyers can evaluate your case and craft a defense strategy suited for your specific situation.