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Drunken Text Foretells Manslaughter Charges

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

In recent news, a woman was charged with Manslaughter after a fatal crash. A text sent to her ex-boyfriend was a harbinger of doom – foretelling the sad event. Let's look at this incident, and learn more about Manslaughter charges in Denver, Arapahoe, and Broomfield County.

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Drunken Text Foreshadows Fatal Crash

According to the news, a woman was in the middle of a nasty breakup. Apparently, the way she coped was to get drunk, hop in her car, and send texts to her ex while driving. Unfortunately, these decisions resulted in the death of her passenger, who was thrown from the car when they ran a red light and crashed into a truck. Three minutes before the accident, the young woman texted the following to her ex: “Driving drunk woo,” and “I'll be dead thanks to you.” This harbinger of doom foretold her friend's death, not her own. Instead of being killed in an accident, the young woman instead was charged with Manslaughter.

If you've been charged with Manslaughter, contact an experienced lawyer to fight on your behalf.

What is Manslaughter in Colorado?

A person will be charged with Manslaughter in Lakewood, Arvada or Westminster if they recklessly cause the death of another person. Obviously, driving while intoxicated is a reckless choice, but many people don't realize just how intoxicated they really are when they get behind the wheel. It sounds like this woman was experiencing a difficult, emotional breakup. One small bad choice (drinking away her sorrow) led to another bad choice (getting behind the wheel), and another (texting while driving). Ultimately, she crashed her car, and her passenger was thrown from the car. One bad decision often snowballs until you are facing serious criminal charges.

Why You Need an Expert Defense Lawyer

If you've been charged with Manslaughter or another crime in Adams, Jefferson, or Douglas County, you need to contact the best criminal defense attorney to defend your future. We understand that one reckless decision can result in serious consequences. But, we understand that you didn't begin your day with the intent to commit a crime. Often, people are overcharged by District Attorneys in order to make an example of you – don't allow this to happen. Fight back by working with a hard-hitting criminal defense attorney who will work hard to get you the best possible outcome in your case.

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If you or a loved one has been charged with Manslaughter, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation

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Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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