At Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., our Denver vehicular homicide defense attorneys have more than 40 years of combined legal experience. We are former Adams County prosecutors and a former municipal judge who have capably handled these cases from both sides of the courtroom. We understand the importance of what is at stake, and we work diligently to defend our clients at each step of the process.
Cars can be weapons capable of inflicting extreme harm. Each time we get behind the wheel, we have the potential to cause injury or death. Whenever a serious or fatal car accident occurs, the state conducts a thorough investigation to determine whether criminal charges are warranted.
Vehicular Homicide and Vehicular Assault Charges
Vehicular homicide and vehicular assault are serious felonies in Colorado. A conviction of either offense can lead to jail time and loss of driving privileges. A felony on your record can also limit your opportunities down the road. It can impact your educational opportunities, job prospects, housing, and ability to own or carry a firearm. Fortunately, you do not need to fight such charges on your own. You have the right to a Denver criminal attorney who will fight exclusively for your rights and interests.
Exploring All Avenues for Challenging the Charges
Contrary to what many people think, you do not have to be drunk or under the influence of drugs to be charged with these offenses. The state only has to prove that you were driving in a reckless or careless way, for example, by:
Texting while driving
Using a cellphone while driving
Weaving between lanes
Given the prevalence of cellphones, law enforcement often immediately checks cellphone records to determine whether you were texting or calling at the time of the accident.
Fortunately, there are generally many ways to challenge the charges. Can the state prove that you were reckless or careless? Even if they can, was the recklessness the cause of the injury or death, or were other factors at play? Was the other party equally at fault? Our Denver vehicular homicide defense lawyers will explore all possible avenues in crafting a strong defensive strategy.