Category : DUI Laws

Florida Man Charged With DUI Manslaughter

DUI and manslaughter charges often results in jail time for the offender. Each offense is a serious crime with equally serious consequences, although the penalties for DUI are significantly less harsh than those for manslaughter. Driving after consuming alcohol is never a wise move, even if you've only had a few drinks. A few drinks may be all it takes to impair your judgment and ability to safely drive. One such driver in Orange City, Florida... Read More

Man Gets 15-Years for DUI Manslaughter

When you drink and drive, you risk your life and that of other motorists on the road. If someone is injured or killed as a result of your actions, it affects more than your civilian status. A family is left to suffer through the injury or grieve the loss of a loved one. The victim will have to deal with the trauma and memory of the accident for awhile, if not the rest of his or her life. A 41-year-old man in Pinellas County, Florida will spend... Read More

Man Get 10 Years for DUI Manslaughter

Driving under the influence (DUI) is illegal in all 50 states. DUI charges can mean heavy fines, jail time, loss of driving privileges and higher auto insurance premiums. Manslaughter is a felony in all 50 states, with stiffer fines and much longer jail sentences. Charges of both DUI and manslaughter is pretty much an automatic prison sentence, the length of which is determined by how well your criminal defense attorney does his job. A West Palm ... Read More

Drunk Driver Sentenced to Prison for Manslaughter

A 20-year-old Texas man recently accepted a plea bargain and was sentenced to 18 years for intoxication manslaughter and 10 years for intoxication assault in connection with an accident on January 29 that killed a 45-year-old mother and injured her teenage daughter, according to a recent  Lufkin Daily News story. The victim, a mother of two and a teacher, was killed when the suspect drove through a red light and collided into her vehicle. Her... Read More

Fire Chief Charged With DUI and Police Impersonation

A Colorado fire chief was recently arrested for impersonating a police officer. A recent WAFB story reported that the fire chief tried to pull over another driver with his own personal car using a siren. He reportedly was driving under the influence. The 56-year-old chief of the Hygiene Fire Department also faces charges for prohibited use of a weapon and DUI. The fire chief had rifle and a pistol in his car at the time of his arrest. Deputies... Read More

Officer Charged With DWI Fatality

A public safety officer was recently arrested and charged with drunk driving and manslaughter charges after he struck a pedestrian. The July 15th Wall Street Journal reports  that the officer was working late night shift when he responded to a complaint of kids swimming in a neighborhood pool after dark. The crash occurred on the Hempstead Turnpike, steps away from a nearby medical center. The officer was going eastbound on the turnpike when ... Read More

You Can Run or Swim But You Cannot Evade the Law

A Colorado woman who tried to swim away from a fatal car accident was charged with first-degree murder, according to a July 1 Daily Mail report. The woman lost control of her vehicle and crashed into another vehicle, killing a man and seriously injured his sister and two-year-old daughter. The woman fled the accident scene on foot and jumped into a nearby reservoir in an attempt to escape. Boaters pulled the woman out of the water and handed h... Read More

Suspended Sentence Given to Notre Dame Receiver in a DUI Case

Michael Floyd, a Notre Dame wide receiver was given a suspended sentence and probation for a year for driving under the influence of alcohol. The plea in Indiana included installing an ignition lock device for six months after 90 day suspension of his driver's license. The Colorado law against DUI may preclude a deal such as this but if a person in Colorado wants to reduce the penalty for their DUI charge they must hire a Colorado criminal defens... Read More

Court in Denver Aims to Reduce Repeat Offenders

A new sobriety court in Denver has high hopes for reducing the number of repeat DUI offenders in the state of Colorado. The mammoth efforts of law enforcement officials have helped to reduce the number of arrested for suspicion of DUI by nearly twenty five percent in 2010 compared to 2008 but nearly thirty percent of those arrested for DUI in Colorado have involved repeat offenders. The new court will implement a combination of current punishm... Read More

Holiday Efforts Result in DUI Arrests

Law enforcement officials in Colorado seem even more serious about removing impaired drivers from the streets this summer and keeping Colorado streets safe.  In a one night DUI checkpoint on Fort Collins on Memorial Day Weekend police made contact with over 1000 drivers and ultimately arrested more than twenty for driving under the influence or driving while ability impaired. This monumental effort was just the beginning of the 100 Day of Hea... Read More

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