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Davie DUI Manslaughter Lawyer

When many people think of the town of Davie, Florida the first thing that comes to mind is the famous Davie Rodeo. The fall event is a public favorite, with the action usually put on display in September and November.

The event is held at 4201-4499 SW 65th Ave. and tickets can be ordered online by clicking here or by phone at 877-318-0067. Reviews on Yelp can be read by following this link.

But beside the rodeo, the city is also known for being a hub of higher education in South Florida.

Nova Southeastern University is in the center of town along with the central campus of Broward College. A branch of the University of Florida and Florida Atlantic University are appropriately located on College Avenue along with many well-known Technical and Trade schools within the city and close by its periphery.  

Michael B. Cohen, Esq. is a Davie DUI Manslaughter Lawyer with a Broward County Office located approximately fifteen minutes from the epicenter of the city. Mr. Cohen's law firm aids all of Broward, Dade and Palm Beach Counties defending State and Federal criminal matters.

The Davie Police Department is located at 1230 South Nob Hill Road and their Website can be visited by clicking here. Their non-emergency phone number is 954.693.8200 but in the case of any emergency requiring a swift response by the police you should always call 911.

Some important links on the Internet to have quick access to is the Criminal and Civil Court records for Davie, which can be found by clicking the Broward County Clerk of Courts Website and the Arrest and inmate record search found by clicking this link.

Violent crime statistics in Davie is about half the average of all Florida cities combined as well as about half the National average percentage.

As a DUI Manslaughter Attorney, who practices close to Davie, Florida, numerous cases such the one written below has successfully been handled by his law firm.  

Davie Man Sentenced to Long Prison Term for DUI Manslaughter   
Jordan Fuss had been drinking rum before deciding to drive his 2004 Infiniti G35 along with his passenger who supplied him with the intoxicating beverage. Marijuana was also found in his system after it was later tested.

It was just before midnight in the early autumn of 2014.

According to police, Fuss was driving his vehicle in excess of ninety miles per hour when he slammed into another car at the intersection of Stirling and Davie Roads.   

Witnesses to the crash told police that the car was swerving between lanes before hitting the other car at the crossing of the two major thoroughfares. They also said he didn't slow down as he approached the crossing causing what sounded like an explosion to many of the witnesses. One of the police officers on the scene said he smelled a strong odor of an alcohol emitting from Fuss's facial area.  

The impact of the collision caused the back of the other car to be crushed and virtually split in two.

Inside were Nancy Saavedra, her 14-year-old daughter, and 6-year-old son. Mother and daughter survived the crash but young Santiago Mondragon who was strapped into a car seat in the back of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The father, Gustavo Mondragon was not in the car at the time of the crash.

Fuss was charged with vehicular homicide, reckless driving and DUI manslaughter.
His blood-alcohol level tested at 0.21 percent, almost three times the legal limit.

Fuss was hoping for a reduced sentence after pleading guilty to the charge of DUI manslaughter. His remorse was evident and his attorney told the judge that he knew his client was going to prison but pleaded for mercy on his behalf. He also told the judge that the man's remorse ran so deep that he contemplated taking his own life and had himself Baker Acted.

During testimony, Fuss continually apologized to the family, at one point saying "I'm so sorry," he said. "I wish it was me."

But after weighing the totality of the crime, out of a maximum of a fifteen year punishment, the judge sentenced the tearful 21-year old to fourteen years and six months in a Florida state prison earlier this year (2017).

Although there was no happy ending in this particular case no matter how the conclusion turned out, many similar cases can be fought in court when the evidence isn't so overwhelming.

If you or a person you care about becomes involved in a terrible situation like this one contact Davie Homicide Attorney Michael B. Cohen, Esq. if you are arrested concerning DUI Manslaughter or any other DUI allegations.

He can be reached at his main office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida which is just twenty minutes away from Davie proper, located at 6400 North Andrews Ave. The firm's 24/7 telephone assures his uninterrupted availability at: 954.928.0059.

If you, a member of your family, or a friend are arrested for the potential life-changing allegations of any charge of this type, an experienced DUI Lawyer who practices near Davie is essential to speak with as quickly as possible.  

Mr. Cohen's qualifications on his Website can be found by clicking here.

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There's always hope before a case is completed. Don't let a terrible mistake destroy your life, when the Davie Law Office of Michael B. Cohen is just a phone call away.