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Defense vital after crash leads to vehicular homicide charge

As most people know, it is difficult to address criminal charges. There are a number of steps that need to take place in a particular order, and for someone accused of a crime, it can seem as if the ordeal is never-ending. Allegations of drunk driving that also involve charges of vehicular homicide can be particularly challenging to handle.

One man in Florida likely hopes that his case will proceed as smoothly as it can after a recent fatal accident. Reports stated that the 24-year-old man was driving a vehicle when he apparently tried to use the left-turn lane to pass another vehicle. However, his SUV collided with a raised median before hitting multiple trees and crossing into the opposite lanes of traffic. The SUV then hit a car head-on.

Flames erupted from both vehicles. A passenger in the SUV was unable to get out and witnesses were unable to get to him. As a result, he suffered fatal injuries in the incident. The drivers of both vehicles survived. Authorities suspected the driver of the SUV of driving under the influence, and he is now facing charges, including vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter and DUI property damage.

Though the death of his passenger may weigh heavily on his mind, the Florida man accused in this case will need to focus on how to address his charges and preserve his best interests. Gaining information relating to the vehicular homicide and other DUI charges brought against him may prove useful. It may also help him to remember that he does not have to work through his legal proceedings alone.

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