Your Guide to Colorado Vehicular Homicide and Vehicular Assault

Accidents, especially involving vehicles, happen. It’s a part of the risk everyone accepts when they get behind the wheel. But when someone in a vehicle strikes and harms another, or kills them, then it’s more than just a simple accident in the eyes of the law.

In certain situations, injuring or killing another person in an accident may be a crime. In Colorado, vehicular assault or vehicular homicide may come into play.

Below, we’ll cover what you need to know [...]

Your Guide to Vehicular Homicide and Assault in Denver

Accidents happen. But when someone strikes and hurts – or even kills – another person with a car, it can be more than just an accident.

You find examples of these tragedies almost anywhere. For example, this year a man in Lakewood  got behind the wheel while intoxicated. He was charged with vehicular homicide after he hit and killed a cyclist.

Still, when does an incident turn from an accident into something more, like vehicular assault or homicide? Read on [...]

Involved in a Colorado Vehicular Death? Stay Put!

Accidents are scary, especially when someone gets seriously injured or even dies. The response people have when involved in a serious accident runs the gamut – from being frozen in fear to actively fleeing the scene.

If you choose the latter, though, you may be making more legal problems for yourself than you think, as one man found out on New Year’s Eve.

A 23-year-old Aurora man was arrested for an accident that killed a three-year-old boy. He fled the [...]

Breaking Down Colorado’s Vehicular Homicide Law

In Colorado, a charge of vehicular homicide comes with serious penalties. In this post we’ll break down the law on vehicular homicide and how it applies to individual cases. We’ll also describe the penalties and let you know what legal help is available.

First, let’s look at a couple of actual recent cases.

Two Recent Vehicular Homicide Cases

On Jan. 27, a three-vehicle crash killed two and injured three on Interstate 25 near Denver. A 2006 black Jeep utility vehicle [...]

Murder vs. Manslaughter in Colorado

When someone kills another human being, we call it murder – but not all murder is created equal.

Just like other states, Colorado defines several different types of murder. Depending on the specific circumstances of these violent crimes, someone here could be accused of murder in the first degree, felony murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, provoked passion murder in the second degree, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, or vehicular homicide.

But what is the difference between [...]