Denver Vehicular Manslaughter Defense Lawyers
What is the Average Sentence for Vehicular Manslaughter in Colorado?
Sometimes very unfortunate things happen and a person’s death due to a vehicle accident is one of the worse. If you were deemed responsible for the accident, you may be facing a vehicular manslaughter charge.
The consequences of a vehicular manslaughter conviction in Denver vary depending on the level of the charge:
- For a Misdemeanor, where alcohol or drugs were not involved, the penalties are 1 year in jail maximum or a fine.
- For a Class 4 Felony, where alcohol or drugs were not involved, the penalties are between 2 and 6 years in prison along with fines.
- For a Class 3 Felony, where alcohol or drug impairment were involved, you can face 4 to 12 years in prison along with larger fines.
- If the judge finds extraordinary aggravating circumstances in either level, the penalties could double.
Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter
In Colorado, prosecutors are aggressive in pursuing these cases. You may be facing a Class 4 or a Class 3 Felony, depending on whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident. If the court finds extraordinary aggravating circumstances, the penalties can double in severity.
In a case this serious, you need a Denver vehicular manslaughter attorney who can help you carry the burden. The person killed may have been a friend or relative, and the emotions can be heavy. At the same time, you need vigorous criminal defense representation to protect your freedom and your financial future.
Choose Fife Luneau, P.C. for your vehicular manslaughter case in Colorado. We have over 30 years of combined experience and we dedicate ourselves to protecting the rights of the accused.
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DUI, or driving under the influence, is usually charges as a misdemeanor that arises when you blood alcohol content is .08% or above. Driving while ability impaired, or DWAI, is an infraction when your BAC is higher than .05 but less than .08. DUI offenses carry more serious charges, including up to a year in jail, $1,000 in fines, and community service. A DWAI conviction will result in up to 180 days in jail, $200 in fines, and up to 48 hours of community service. Our Denver DUI lawyers can challenge the results of breath and blood tests and have a successful record in many cases.
Can’t I just accept the consequences of an arrest and move on?
It can be incredibly stressful to face a first offense but accepting your conviction will not simply allow you to move on. When you have a criminal record, many avenues become barred for you, including some professional licenses, the ability to join the military, and having other rights that are granted to citizens. At Fife Luneau, P.C., our Denver criminal defense attorneys work hard to fight for you and your record.