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Denver area woman charged with vehicular homicide

After an accident last May, the pedestrian involved in the accident died. The woman who is accused of hitting and killing the man has now been charged with drunk driving and vehicular homicide in Denver. These charges are extremely serious and the woman could face many years in prison, along with many other consequences if she is convicted.

When someone faces charges for drunk driving, they might be wise to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney, especially if someone was injured or killed in the accident. If the person is convicted of the alleged crime and serves their sentence successfully, they still might be subjected to ridicule from the public and unable to find gainful employment in the future.

If a person has children, they might lose custody of their children, which is even more likely if they have a lengthy prison sentence. When someone is arrested, they might think cooperating with authorities and answering all of their questions is the best way to get out of the situation they are in.

Investigators are trained to interrogate individuals and try to get them to confess to a crime or admit fault in some way. This can then be used against them in court, and might lead to their conviction. An experienced Denver criminal defense attorney can help a person understand their rights and form a rigorous criminal defense. Sometimes through an independent investigation, an attorney can help present evidence the reaffirms a person's innocence and helps protect their rights.

Source: 

ABC 7, "Woman accused of killing pedestrian while driving drunk gets charged with vehicular manslaughter," July 24, 2013

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