A Viera-based doctor is accused of leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of a 33-year-old man on April 27, 2016. At the time of the alleged hit-and-run accident, the doctor was returning to her home in Sebastian after having dinner with her friend in Viera. Coming up to 104th Avenue after having exited Interstate 95, the doctor struck a 33-year master electrician who was walking home from work along County Road 512.
In a taped statement to the state highway patrol in the immediate aftermath of the accident, the doctor indicated that she was under the belief that she had hit a road sign. That cam The highway patrolman investigating the accident claims that a check of the SUV, which was impounded after the accident, found damage to the headlight, fender, bumper and hood. If convicted of the charge, the accused could face as much as 30 years in prison.
The victim’s questionable behavior leading up to the accident could be seen as a possible cause for the fatal accident. Reportedly, toxicology tests that were conducted during the victim’s autopsy found that he was under the influence of both alcohol and the pain medication, fentanyl.
The severity of the potential penalty involved demands that anyone in circumstances of this nature obtain the services of an Indian River hit and run defense attorney with experience in this area. Contacting the law office of Jeffrey Garland can address that matter and offer the best possible defense.
Jeffrey Garland knows that over nearly four decades worth of serving his clients in the state of Florida, all of the circumstances connected to an accident matter in a court of law. As a qualified Indian River criminal defense attorney, he has the scientific background to vigorously challenge evidence during a trial that could work to the benefit of the client.
Besides his own background, Jeffrey Garland uses a number of different experts in a variety of facets of science that can credibly be presented to juries. Using such information has the potential to provide the client with the opportunity that could make the difference between a conviction and acquittal.
So if you or someone you know requires the services of an Indian River hit and run defense attorney, make sure to contact the office of Jeffrey Gsrland. One call to 772-489-2200 might be the most important call you make.