Jennifer Staebell is experiencing the harshest scenario when it comes to getting behind the wheel of a vehicle and driving while intoxicated. The 37-year-old was convicted by a jury of DUI manslaughter and has now been sentenced to the maximum prison term, 15 years behind bars by a Marion County judge according to a story on the Bradenton Herald’s website.
The jail stems from a February 2008 incident when Staebell was driving with a mix of cocaine and prescription drugs in her system according to prosecutors. While under the influence she struck and killed a pedestrian named Robert Hill. Staebell’s attorney asked the judge to suspend her sentence so she could care for her two children but that request was not honored.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Tampa or Hillsborough County, please do not hesitate to contact Tampa DUI Attorney Stephen Higgins, Esq. at 1-800-FIGHT-IT (1800-344-4848) to discuss the matter. Also you can contact Stephen in our new Tampa office located at 3426 W. Kennedy Blvd.