Finebloom & Haenel Attorney AnneMarie Rizzo Obtains Denial Of DUI Manslaughter Charge for Client

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Florida criminal and DUI defense attorney AnneMarie Rizzo of Finebloom & Haenel, P.A. successfully prevented the filing of DUI manslaughter charges against her client this week. Attorney Rizzo proved a lack of evidence, and thus the State Attorney’s office declined to file charges against the client.

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Florida Criminal Defense Attorney AnneMarie Rizzo

She was able to protect the rights of her client, showing that law enforcement had a lack of evidence, and proving the client was not at fault or even impaired at the time of the accident.

Florida criminal defense attorney AnneMarie Rizzo was successful proving a lack of evidence in a recent DUI manslaughter case against her client, and prevented the filing of charges by the State Attorney’s office in the case.

The client was involved in an unfortunate car accident, which ultimately resulted in the death of a pedestrian. Ms. Rizzo’s client, the defendant, found in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, admitted to smoking it prior to the accident.

Law enforcement began a DUI investigation the night of the accident, and continued over the course of several months. Attorney Rizzo, as part of her client’s defense, quickly began her own investigation as to the nature of the accident, the events of the night and the probable cause for arrest. She was able to protect the rights of her client, showing that law enforcement had a lack of evidence, and proving the client was not at fault or even impaired at the time of the accident. For this reason, the State Attorney’s office was unable to file any DUI charges against the client.

AnneMarie Rizzo

A former Assistant State Attorney, AnneMarie Rizzo has extensive trial experience in the state of Florida and has earned a reputation as an aggressive and zealous client advocate. She has trained law enforcement officers and prosecutors across the state in the areas of evidence-based prosecution and trial advocacy in the areas of criminal traffic and domestic violence. A graduate of University of Florida and University of Florida Levin College of Law, she now works with Finebloom & Haenel on the criminal defense side, protecting the rights of clients.

Finebloom & Haenel, P.A.

Founded in 2004, Finebloom & Haenel, P.A. is one of Florida's leading criminal defense law firms, concentrating in DUI defense, drug charges and traffic tickets. Based in Sarasota and Tampa, the firm also has offices throughout Florida in Clearwater and Orlando.

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