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Former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent sentenced for DUI Manslaughter conviction
Posted by: Thomas Grajek  | On 25th January, 2014

Former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent was found guilty of DUI Manslaughter and was quickly sentenced.  That is because in Texas, the jury determines the sentence.  He was facing up to 20 years in prison.  The jury sentenced him to 10 years in probation, but there is a 180 day minimum jail sentence on DUI Manslaughter cases in Texas.  So the judge sentenced him to 180 days in jail and suspended a majority of the prison sentence.  That means that he will spend 6 months in prison followed by 9 1/2 years probation.  The judge had to agree to the jury’s sentence.  He was also required to pay a $10,000.00 fine.  The 180 days is mandatory under Texas law.  The victim’s mother took the stand and told the jury “he’s still responsible, but you can’t go on in life holding a grudge. We all make mistakes.”  The family of the victim had forgiven Brent for the accident and that went a long way with the jury;s sentencing decision.

In Florida, the minimum mandatory sentence for DUI Manslaughter is four (4) years in Florida State Prison (FSP).  In addition, for a person convicted of DUI Manslaughter in Florida, there is a mandatory permanent revocation of their driver’s license. If the convicted DUI driver has no prior DUI related convictions, the driver may be eligible for hardship reinstatement after 5 years.

If you have been arrested for DUI, DUI with Property Damage, DUI with Serious Bodily Injury, or DUI Manslaughter in Polk County or Florida call an experienced DUI attorney today to protect your rights.

Call and speak with Thomas C. Grajek, an experienced DUI trial lawyer in Polk County willing to fight for you in court today!


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Call now because you only have 10 days to request a Formal Review or get a hardship license.

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