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Vehicular Homicide Lawyer in Denver and Boulder: Woman Charged After Killing Cyclist

Vehicular Homicide Lawyer in Denver and Boulder: Woman Charged After Killing Cyclist

Posted by Terry O'Malley | Mar 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

When someone is driving recklessly, or while under the influence of alcohol or one or more drugs, or a combination of alcohol and one or more drugs and such conduct is the cause of someone's death in Denver or Boulder, that person will likely face Vehicular Homicide, C.R.S. 18-3-106, charges. According to a recent news story, a 24-year-old woman was charged after hitting and killing a cyclist in Boulder, Colorado. Apparently, the woman was driving intoxicated when she struck and killed the cyclist. In a police affidavit, officers discovered a 30-pack of beer with only five cans unopened in the woman's car, shortly after and not far from the car crash. In Denver and Boulder, Colorado, the woman would likely be facing charges of Vehicular Homicide, C.R.S. 18-3-106. If you are facing charges of Vehicular Homicide in Denver, contact a Vehicular Homicide lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office today.

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Vehicular Homicide Douglas County Lawyer: Definition of Vehicular Homicide

In Douglas County, the definition of Vehicular Homicide, C.R.S. 18-3-106, is:

“(1)(a) If a person operates or drives a motor vehicle in a reckless manner, and such conduct is the proximate cause of the death of another, such person commits vehicular homicide.

(b) (I) If a person operates or drives a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or one or more drugs, or a combination of both alcohol and one or more drugs, and such conduct is the proximate cause of the death of another, such person commits vehicular homicide. This is a strict liability crime.”

Since the woman was likely driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and caused the death of the cyclist, she would face charges of Vehicular Homicide. Vehicular Homicide can either be a class 3 or class 4 felony in Colorado. Definitions such as “reckless”, “proximate cause of death” and “driving under the influence of alcohol or one or more drugs” can affect the outcome of a Vehicular Homicide case in Colorado.

Vehicular Assault and Vehicular Homicide in Adams and Jefferson County

In some circumstances in Adams and Jefferson County, men and women may face charges of Vehicular Assault, C.R.S. 18-3-205, and later face charges of Vehicular Homicide. If someone is seriously injured after a car crash, a person may first face charges of Vehicular Assault. If the victim later dies, the defendant could be facing charges of Vehicular Homicide. Vehicular Assault charges occur:

“(1)(a) If a person operates or drives a motor vehicle in a reckless manner, and this conduct is the proximate cause of serious bodily injury to another, such person commits vehicular assault.

(b)(I) If a person operates or drives a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and one or more drugs, or a combination of both alcohol and one or more drugs, and this conduct is the proximate cause of a serious bodily injury to another, such person commits vehicular assault. This is a strict liability crime.”

If a person drives recklessly, or while under the influence of alcohol and one or more drugs, or both alcohol and one or more drugs, and their conduct causes serious bodily injury to another person, they will face Vehicular Assault charges. “Serious bodily injury” includes bodily injury which, either at the time of the actual injury or at a later time, involves a substantial risk of death, a substantial risk of serious permanent disfigurement, a substantial risk of protracted loss or impairment of the function of any part or organ of the body, or breaks, fractures, or burns of the second or third degree.

Vehicular Homicide Lawyer in Arapahoe County: Call a Vehicular Homicide Lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office to Defend You

When facing charges of Vehicular Homicide in Arapahoe County, you need a team of experienced criminal defense lawyers to defend you. In Vehicular Homicide cases, our criminal defense lawyers work with expert witnesses, accident reconstructionists who can create a video of a vehicle collision, doctors who can speak about alcohol consumption and other key witnesses who can share their testimony in court. Whatever your situation may be, our criminal defense lawyers work tirelessly to create a sound defense in your Vehicular Homicide case. We fight to keep you from experiencing lengthy prison time, high fines and a criminal record. Call our office today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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If you are facing Vehicular Homicide charges in Colorado, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call a qualified Vehicular Homicide lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office, P.C., at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation

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