When you have one too many and decide to go behind the wheel, you can easily take a life no matter how well you think you can handle your alcohol.
This weekend, a deadly car crash that took place near John Young Parkway was caused by a drunk driver. The intoxicated driver spent the weekend in lock up on vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter charges. He failed to stop at a red light when his car slammed into another, which then slammed into two more cars creating a multiple crash site. One driver was killed.
Driving through a red light. Driving drunk. Killing a person. A deadly triple threat of legal trouble.
A DUI manslaughter conviction can change a person's life forever. Forget about just losing your license, you can face lengthy jail time. It is important that your attorney has a plan of attack for your defense and understands how the prosectution will develop the case against you.
A jury will find it very difficult to feel any sympathy for the defendant. When you kill someone with your car, whether you are drunk or sober, it stays with you for the rest of your life and people will never look at you the same. It is critical to show remorse in order to hopefully soften the punishment.
It's a tough road ahead when you are in the same situation as this Orlando drunk driver. He will have to pay financially, legally and emotionally. A defense attorney needs to make this as smooth a process as humanly possible for a client charged with vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter.