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Man Charged With DUI Manslaughter in St. Johns County, Florida

A man from Connecticut was charged with DUI manslaughter in St. Johns County, Florida after the victim, Jeanne Aramini, died from her injuries suffered in the crash, according to an article on News4Jax.com. In Florida, a DUI charge can be anything from a misdemeanor for a first offense that normally carries penalties such as probation, a license suspention, a fine and community service to a third degree felony whcih can carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison to a first degree felony which can carry significant prison time. Obviously, when there is a crash and someone dies as a result of the crash, the state can charge the highest level of DUI which is DUI mansalughter. This is a second degree felony which carries a maximum penalty of fifteen years in prison in most cases, but it can be a first degree felony which carries a maximum of thirty years in prison if the suspect leaves the scene of the accident without providing the required information.