If you are found to be driving under the influence, and as a result of your driving under the influence you cause or contribute to the death of any human being or unborn child you can be charged with DUI manslaughter.
One of the most common pieces of evidence the State will use against you is the Breath Test. In Florida breath tests are taken on a machine called the Intoxilyzer 8000.
A first time DUI carries a maximum jail sentence of six months. If your blow was a 0.15 or higher it is increased to nine months.
To conduct a traffic stop, an officer must have a legitimate reason. You must have actually broken a traffic law. Such as speeding or running a stop sign. This is usually easy for the state to prove. But sometimes the officer makes a mistake and the stop itself can be challenged.
There is a one year license suspension, a minimum $2000 fine, (if your blow was over a 0.15 the minimum fine is $4000) a 30 day vehicle impoundment and a mandatory 2 year ignition interlock requirement for any vehicle you own or drive. You will also be placed on one year of reporting probation through the Salvation Army to complete DUI school through the DUI Counterattack Hillsborough, Inc. and be ordered to obtain a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment.
In a motion to suppress a traffic stop, the attorneys question whether or not an officer had probable cause to pull you over or start a DUI investigation.
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If while driving under the influence you caused a crash that caused a death and you failed to stop and give information or help the person you injured, you can be charged with a first degree felony. A first degree felony is punishable by up to life in prison. You will also have a $10,000 fine and a permanent driver's license revocation.
Your license can be suspended from six months to one year.
Failing to properly perform the observation period