The Denver Post reports a vehicular homicide trial involving suspected DUI is ready to go to the jury. The charges are that a woman drove the wrong way on I-25, having had too much to drink, and caused a crash that killed another woman. The state’s case evidently centered on her blood-alcohol level the following morning and the fact that the woman who died was a mother. The defense claims that the prosecution has misrepresented the facts of the case. If convicted, the woman faces well over twenty years in prison.
Have you been charged with criminal offenses after a Colorado auto crash? Contact a dedicated Denver criminal defense lawyer immediately to protect your rights.
Obviously, the death of any person in an accident is a great tragedy, but it is easy to see these stories and make unfounded assumptions about who did what. One of the most fundamental elements of the American criminal justice system is that anyone accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty. It is important to remember that there may be extremely important facts not reported by the media. Prosecutors in many cases try to create an emotional picture of a terrible situation, knowing that some jurors may react to that. The problem is that the person on trial is not always guilty, and the evidence may not support guilt. While many crimes are sad and very emotional, the person who stands accused needs a Denver criminal defense lawyer who can focus on the facts that demonstrate doubt as to his or her guilt, not emotion and circumstance.
If you have been criminally charged after a motor vehicle wreck, whether the accident was DUI-related or not, talk to an experienced, aggressive Denver criminal defense lawyer right away to discuss your options. You need to work immediately to protect your rights at the time of your arrest. John Fuller is a Denver criminal defense lawyer who knows how to protect your rights and understands how to construct a defense strategy based on the details of your particular situation in order to get you the best possible outcome. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION contact John at (303)597-4500.