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Vehicular Homicide

Vehicular Homicide Defense Attorney in Denver, Colorado

Vehicular homicide is a serious criminal allegation requiring a motivated and skilled Colorado criminal defense lawyer to defend against it.

In certain circumstances, one may be charged with vehicular homicide when he or she operates a motor vehicle recklessly, and his or her conduct is the proximate cause of death to another person.  Also, when an individual is under the influence of alcohol or drugs while he or she is driving a motor vehicle, the individual may be charged with vehicular homicide if his or her conduct is the proximate cause of death to another person. Vehicular homicide is a strict liability crime, meaning that by the act of manifesting the conduct, the offender is criminally liable.  There need not be intent or another mental state accompanying the act itself.

Vehicular homicide may be charged even though the accused is under the effects of a lawful drug or substance.

Vehicular homicide may constitute either a class 3 or 4 felony, depending on the circumstances of the offense.

When charged with vehicular homicide, an experienced Denver criminal defense attorney is essential.  Contact a Denver criminal defense lawyer today to discuss your options.

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