Manslaughter Charge for DUI Crash

Manslaughter Charge  (Call 866-665-2451 for your Criminal Defense)

Manslaughter Charge – A woman who has now been made famous by her mug shot in which she is smiling, has a new manslaughter charge against her.

Manslaughter Charge

Facts of the DUI and Manslaughter Charge

  • The accident involved three vehicles.  The suspect re-ended a vehicle who then re-ended a tractor trailer.
  • The 60 year old victim died four days after the accident at Ocala Regional Medical Center.  She was a passenger in the second car of the accident for which her daughter was driving.
  • The suspect is Angenette Marie Welk who is a wife and mother and is forty four years old.
  • The suspect’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.172 percent which is twice the legal limit in Florida
  •  The suspect was initially arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and she was released on a $10,000 bond.
  • The suspect was re-arrested with upgraded charges of DUI manslaughter.

DUI Manslaughter

  • These are fatality accident in which the individual who caused the crash has also been consuming alcohol or drugs was operating a motor vehicle.
  • This is different from DUI Murder as intent is not a consideration.
  • If there is gross negligence involved is will always be a felony.  California PC 191.5(a)
  • If there is ordinary negligence the charge can be pursued as either a felony or a misdemeanor. California PC 191.5(b)

If you have been charged with a DUI related charge it is imperative that you contact an attorney with experience to defend you in court as the charges against you are serious.  There are a series of dates that can not be missed or there will be serious consequences.  In addition, you will also have to deal with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

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