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VEHICULAR HOMICIDE

Vehicular homicide is one of the most serious charges and requires nothing less than an experienced and accomplished Colorado criminal lawyer to defend against it.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with vehicular homicide if the individual drives a motor vehicle in a reckless manner, and his conduct is the proximate cause of another’s death. Additionally, a person who operates or drives a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and such conduct is the proximate cause of another’s death, also can be charged with vehicular homicide. Vehicular homicide is a strict liability crime.

Even if a person charged with vehicular homicide is or has been entitled to use one or more drugs under Colorado law, such circumstance will not constitute a defense against a vehicular homicide charge.

Depending upon the facts of the case, vehicular homicide can be either a class 3 felony or a class 4 felony.

If you or somebody you know is being charged with vehicular homicide, it is important to contact a Denver criminal defense attorney immediately. Contact a trial tested, result oriented Denver criminal defense lawyer at Newell & Decker today to discuss the case.