Jurors are ready to deliberate in the trial of a woman accused of vehicular homicide involving DUI, according to the Denver Post. The woman allegedly drove the wrong way down I-25 after drinking too much to drive, causing a collision which resulted in the death of a young woman. Prosecutors have apparently focused on her blood-alcohol level the following morning when she was tested, and the fact that the woman who died was a mother. Defense argues that the facts in the case have been misrepresented. The woman could spend well over twenty years in prison if convicted.
Are you facing criminal charges after a car accident in Colorado? Speak with an experienced Denver criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights.
Any accident that results in the death of a person is a terrible tragedy, but sometimes it is easy to read about these situation and jump to conclusions about what happened, and 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. Sometimes, a prosecutor may try to create an emotional picture of a terrible situation in order to make jurors think that someone should pay. The problem is that the evidence doesn’t always support the guilt of the person who is on trial. Many crimes are very emotional and sad, but the trial should be about the facts as they relate to the person who stands accused, not emotion and circumstance.
If you face criminal charges after a traffic accident, whether DUI-related or otherwise, speak with a dedicated Denver criminal defense attorney immediately to discuss your options. Protecting your rights at the time of your arrest is vital to getting the best possible outcome to your case. John Fuller is a Denver criminal defense attorney who understands how to protect your rights, as well as how to construct a defense strategy based on the details of your particular situation. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION contact John at (303)597-4500.