Toxicology reports from the accident involving the Cleveland Brown’s Donte Stallworth was involved in have yet to be officially announced, but multiple sources are claiming his blood alcohol content was .14% when he hit and killed a pedestrian near Miami Beach last week. If this is true, Stallworth could be facing serious prison time.
DUI manslaughter is a Class 2 felony in Florida which means he could face up to 15 years in prison. While it’s unclear at this time how the case will play out in Florida courts, the story is proof that average people and stars alike can make major mistakes while under the influence.
In Ohio, drunk driving offenses carry stiff penalties as well. Like Florida, the legal limit is .08% in Ohio and driving with your blood alcohol content above this level can get you in serious trouble. Even a first time OVI can carry up to 180 days in jail and large fines.
Multiple OVI convictions will only make the charges and potential penalties harsher. A 2nd OVI charge could land you 180 days in jail while a 4th offense is up to 1 ½ years in jail. If you are involved in an accident you may be looking at felony charges and prison sentences.
Donte Stallworth may be new to Ohio but we’re not. We know the value of an experienced attorney when facing charges like these. If you have found yourself facing serious OVI charges or any other criminal charges in the state of Ohio, call us for a free consultation today.