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Vehicular manslaughter charge comes year after suspected DUI case

Many people would like to forget about difficult events in their lives as soon as possible. However, when it comes to incidents that may result in criminal charges, parties likely cannot forget any time soon. In some cases, charges -- such as those for vehicular manslaughter -- could come about months or even years after a fatal crash took place.

This type of situation recently affected a woman in Florida. Reports indicated that in September of last year she was involved in a fatal accident. Apparently, she was operating a vehicle and traveled the wrong direction, which resulted in her vehicle colliding head on with another car. The crash resulted in the driver of the second car suffering fatal injuries, and that person was declared dead at the accident site.

According to reports, police suspected that alcohol was a contributing factor in the incident. However, it was not mentioned whether any blood or breath tests were administered to determine blood alcohol concentration level. Nonetheless, the woman was recently taken into custody -- a year after the accident -- on charges for DUI manslaughter. At the time of the report, she was still in custody on a $500,000 bond.

Vehicular manslaughter resulting from a DUI is a serious event. The woman accused in this Florida case may feel overwhelmed by the severity of the predicament she faces. Luckily, the criminal justice system allows for her to create and present a criminal defense against the allegations if she wishes to do so. Information on her available options may allow her to determine what course of action may best suit her case.

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