Don Waggoner Law

Orlando and Kissimmee Criminal Defense Lawyer and DUI Attorney



DUI Manslaughter is one of the most serious crimes that regular, normally law-abiding citizens might be charged with.  I venture to say that most everyone over the age of 21 drinks alcohol from time to time.  Most people who drink alcohol occasionally find themselves behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, either driving home from the bar or social event, driving another person home, or after having dinner out.  Whatever the reason, if you have an accident that causes the death of another person while you are driving and under the influence of alcohol, you can be charged with DUI Manslaughter and be facing a very stiff prison sentence.
If you, for any reason, ever find yourself charged with, or about to be charged with, DUI Manslaughter, call Orlando and Kissimmee DUI Defense Attorney Don Waggoner.  Attorney Don Waggoner has the experience and expertise to guide you through this horrific experience, from getting you a bond to defending you against the charges at trial.

SUGGESTIONS-  1.   Do not be in or get in your vehicle;  2.  Do not leave the scene until you have made an accident report.  Once the cops say they are changing to a criminal investigation, do not talk to them;  3.  Call an attorney as soon as you can- at the scene if you can;  4.  Do not perform or do any Field Sobriety Exercise (FSEs) for the cops;  5. Refuse the breath and blood tests, but do not resist if the cops force you to do them;  6.  Be calm and do not talk to anyone about what happened; 7. Keep Orlando and Kissimmee DUI Defense Lawyer Don Waggoner’s phone number on speed dial-407-846-8008.

DUI Manslaughter – Fla. Stat.  316.193(3)(c)(3)

Any person who is in actual physical control of a vehicle anywhere in the State of Florida, has a breath or blood alcohol level of 0.08 or above or is under the influence of alcohol such that his or her normal faculties are impaired, and causes the death of another person is guilty of DUI Manslaughter. 
The penalty for DUI Manslaughter is up to 15 years in prison, with a minimum mandatory sentence of 4 years in prison, up 15 years of probation, a maximum $10,000.00 fine, the permanent loss of your driver’s license, and you will have to pay restitution to the victim.