On Tuesday, June 5, a Florida man, D.J., accused of killing four individuals
in a drunken driving accident pleaded guilty to his charges in court.
He faces up to life in prison and is charged with four counts of
DUI manslaughter and one count of DUI with serious bodily injury. This accident
happened in August of 2010 when authorities said that the man ran a red
light at 80 mph and crashed into another car holding a father and his
three sons. The accused man was reportedly under the influence of both
marijuana and alcohol.
While not all DUI cases result in accidents and many DUI citations are
given at checkpoints, (read last week's article on checkpoints
here) driving while intoxicated can lead to severe consequences and harm done
to one's self and others. Missouri State Law for DUI's is traditionally
straightforward when dealing with a first time offender, but if accidents
or injuries were involved the consequences are often varied and more severe.
The man in Florida is only 22-years-old and faces life imprisonment; the
consequences of his actions are far more severe because he injured and
killed three people. Due to the specific nature of cases involving accidents
and injuries, it is important to have a skilled lawyer fighting for the defense.
Cases of this type generally require additional investigation and it is
recommended that a lawyer be present when law enforcement personnel or
investigators gather statements. Hiring an attorney as soon as possible
is strongly suggested. The Law Offices of Charles Green aggressively fight
for every case they take on and understand their clients' specific
needs. By completing their freeDUI case evaluation form or
contacting a Kansas City DUI attorney by telephone, you can learn how they may help
you with your DUI charge.