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Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability

Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and causing or contributing to the death to another is a strict liability crime in the State of Florida. The strict liability portion of a DUI charge means that even if the driver of the vehicle is not at fault for the act that causes or contributes to the death of another, if she is under the influence of alcohol or drugs that impairs her normal faculties, she is criminal responsible for the death of the other if she was in control of the vehicle at the time of the crash. Examples of this strict liability crime will really make people wonder if it is fair. In one criminal matter a driver of a vehicle was stopped at a red turn signal.… […]

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Judge in John Goodman Case Asked to Step Aside

Judge in John Goodman Case Asked to Step Aside

John Goodman, founder of the International Polo Club Palm Beach, was found guilty of DUI Manslaughter and Vehicular Homicide in March of this year. While his case seemed to be resolved, his criminal defense attorneys were continuing to attempt to change the fate of Goodman’s case by accusing several of the jury members of misconduct. This case continues to complicate, while Goodman still sits in a cell, convicted of drunkenly hitting another person’s vehicle, sending that car careening into a canal where the victim drowned. Jury Called in for Questioning According to a previous post, the possible misconduct concerns were spelled out in a 77-page document and defense attorneys say they came from a fellow juror. Goodman’s attorneys say that juror said members of the jury panel, throughout the trial,… […]

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