Contesting Vehicular Assault And Vehicular Homicide Charges
You just got done watching the game at the bar, had a couple of beers and hit the road. A car pulls out in front of you at the intersection and you were busy choosing a channel on the radio. What you didn’t see may cost you years in prison.
Don’t drink and drive, and always pay attention to the road and other cars and pedestrians. But if you do get charged, act fast! At Shazam Kianpour & Associates in Denver, we have defended these charges in many counties along the Front Range like Adams County, Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County and Gilpin County. The important thing to remember is that you have a right to silence. Please use it. And then call us immediately for a free consultation. If your loved one is in jail, we can go and visit him or her and advise him or her of his or her rights and begin protecting him or her immediately. Call us today at 303-578-4036. While you are deciding what to do, the police are questioning your loved one in jail!
Even an Honest Mistake Can Derail Your Future
Unlike other incidents of assault and murder, vehicular assault in Colorado and vehicular homicide in Colorado rarely occur from a planned action. Instead, they occur unintentionally, most often through careless driving, reckless driving, or by driving while drunk (DUI) or under the influence of illegal or controlled substances (DUID).
If you hit someone while under the influence, or while just driving fast and recklessly, and that person is injured or dies, the police will force you to do a blood draw at the hospital. It is the state law, and you cannot refuse. If you do, they will strap you down and take your blood anyway. If you have even an 0.05 BAC, or marijuana or other drugs in your system, you will be charged with vehicular assault in Colorado or even worse, vehicular homicide. These charges can ruin your life, devastate your family and put you in prison for over a couple of decades.
Vehicular Homicide Laws in Colorado and What They Mean for You
Though vehicular assault and vehicular homicide most often happen by accident, Colorado law handles these cases harshly and criminal penalties are severe. A conviction for vehicular homicide, for instance, which is a class 3 felony (F3) if a DUI was involved, and a class 4 felony (F4) if reckless driving was involved, can result in a long prison sentence to the Colorado Department of Corrections.
If you face charges of vehicular assault or vehicular homicide, do not talk to the police any more than you already have. By doing so you are not winning their favor, you are simply helping them prosecute you.
Instead, contact the Denver criminal defense law firm of Shazam Kianpour & Associates, we have handled thousands of DUI, and dozens of vehicular assault and vehicular homicide cases, including cases resulting from:
- Driving under the influence in Colorado (DUI)
- Driving while ability impaired in Douglas County
- Reckless driving in Denver
We Know How to Investigate These Cases
Did you hit a pedestrian or other car while driving, causing injury? Did you cross the center line or weave around a cone, striking another car or a construction worker? Did you injure or kill someone while driving drunk, driving after taking drugs, or both?
Our Denver-based criminal defense attorneys have over 20 years of combined experience in these types of cases exclusively and have each worked as government lawyers. We understand prosecutors’ tactics and legal and procedural limits, and have worked successfully to keep numerous clients out of jail and out of prison following instances of alleged vehicular assault and vehicular homicide.
Call us day or night — We answer phones 24/7/365 and will even meet with you in jail to discuss your case. Call 303-578-4036 for a FREE initial consultation
For example, we understand the science behind DUI or DUID (DUI with drugs) and can bring in experts who will argue on your behalf that the marijuana you smoked, or Percocet you took for your back pain, or other substance you used three days ago did NOT contribute to the accident you’re accused of causing. We will seek to reduce or eliminate your charges following a full investigation of the facts.
If a plea bargain is best, we will advise you candidly, and if a jury trial is best, we have “been there and done that” and are not afraid to tackle the tough courtrooms, witnesses and prosecutors in the counties along the Front Range including Arapahoe, Denver, Boulder, Jefferson County and Weld County.
Facing Vehicular Assault Charges? Call Us Now!
If you face criminal charges in the Denver area, contact us immediately. Shazam Kianpour & Associates means Colorado vehicular assault and homicide defense lawyers! We offer free initial consultations, answer phones 24 hours a day and offer same-day appointments and immediate jail visits. Also, we charge affordable rates, offer payment plans and accept credit cards. To contact us, call 303-578-4036.