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Convicted Felon Arrested on Felony DUI Charges

By Thomas & Paulk, P.A.  Sep. 18, 2012 11:32a

J.B. is in jail after being charged with a very serious DUI offense. Tampa Police reports state that the 49-year-old man was driving a late model van near an intersection around 9:00 on a recent Friday evening when a collision with a woman on a scooter occurred. J.B. allegedly failed to notice the woman on the scooter in front of him and rear ended her. The impact sent the woman flying off the small vehicle and on to the road where she was run over by J.B.'s van. Witnesses say J.B. tried to flee the accident scene but was soon apprehended by police responding to the incident. J.B. apparently attempted to elude officers on foot when they approached him in the van but was easily overcome and arrested by the officers. The woman on the scooter was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been charged with several offenses including DUI manslaughter. Don't waste a second facing a serious DUI charge on your own. Talk to a DUI defense attorney immediately!

Suspect Could Receive Severe Penalties for Second Felony

J.B. served 11 years in prison after pleading no contest to second degree murder in 1990. He was accused of having a drunken fight with the victim in that incident which resulted in the man's death. He was also charged with disorderly intoxication in spring of last year. He is currently being held without bail in county jail on the charges of driving without a valid driver's license, leaving the scene of an accident involving death and DUI manslaughter. DUI manslaughter is a felony offense and has very severe penalties including expensive fines and significant imprisonment time. Because J.B. has a prior record involving a second degree murder charge and other violations involving alcohol prosecutors will most likely seek the harshest penalties possible.

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No matter how serious the charges are against you, you deserve to have someone in your corner making sure that your rights are being protected. A defense attorney with us at the law offices of Thomas & Paulk understands what you are going through when you have been arrested for an alleged DUI offense and we have helped clients throughout the Tampa area beat these serious charges. Contact our skilled legal team today to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer that will listen.

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