A Denver man with past drunk driving related charges was arrested early last month during an investigation of a vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. According to reports, the man was arrested after a head-on collision that resulted in the death of another person and injuries to two other people.
When someone is accused of a serious crime such as vehicular homicide or vehicular assault in Denver, they might face severe public humiliation and difficulty receiving a fair trial. This means a person could be sent to prison for a long period of time because of a wrongful conviction. When a jury is exposed to media coverage before they are selected for a trial, they might already have formed an opinion on the case.
A criminal defense attorney in Denver can help a person understand the criminal process and ensure they are able to receive a fair trial. If they likely wouldn’t receive a fair trial, the case might be tried in a different location or the jury could even be brought in from a different location where media coverage of the case may not have altered people’s opinions.
When a person has a criminal history, and this is disclosed in the media, many people might already pass judgement on the accused person. It is important to be sensitive to any victims in a case, but an accused person should still be able to defend themselves. If a person is convicted of a traffic crime in Denver, they might be able to appeal.
Source: ABC 7, “Arrest made after head-on crash kills 1 in SW Denver,” Wayne Harrison, Nov. 9, 2013