Colorado Springs DUI Homicide Lawyer
Charged with Vehicular Homicide? Let Us Defend Your Rights!
DUI manslaughter, also known as vehicular homicide, is an extremely serious charge. The prosecution will aggressively pursue the maximum sentence for anyone who has caused the death of another in a drunk driving accident. You need an equally aggressive defense from our Colorado Springs DUI attorney who can contest the prosecution's case against you. Not only will a person convicted of DUI vehicular homicide face years in prison, but their permanent criminal record could also affect their future.
You need to do everything you can to prevent a conviction. This starts by retaining the counsel and representation of our DUI defense firm. Call now for a free consultation!
How the Law Decides Whether or Not You Were "Under the Influence"
According to Colorado Statute § 18-3-106, you could be convicted of vehicular homicide in Colorado Springs if you operated a motor vehicle in a reckless manner, or while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and your conduct was the proximate cause of the death of another. All of these elements must be established. The law further explains how to determine whether or not you were "under the influence of alcohol."
If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was measured at .05% or less at the time of the accident, it will be presumed that you were not under the influence of alcohol. If your BAC was between .05 and .08%, this fact will be considered with other evidence to determine whether or not you were under the influence. If your BAC was at. 08% or greater, it will be presumed that you were under the influence.
The Penalties for Vehicular Homicide in Colorado
Vehicular homicide is a third-degree felony when it involves DUI or DWAI. As a skilled Colorado Springs DUI attorney, I can work to protect you against the following penalties, but it is imperative that you call my firm as soon as possible.
In Colorado, the penalties for intoxicated vehicular homicide include:
- Between 4 and 12 years in prison
- Mandatory 5 years of parole
- Between $3,000 and $750,000 in fines
- License suspension for several years
You need the experienced and tenacious legal defense that can be found at Geoff Heim, Attorney, LLC. As a Colorado Springs DUI homicide lawyer, Ican provide an unmatched level of service.
Why You Should Choose Geoff Heim, Attorney, LLC
I have prior legal experience as a prosecutor, having prosecuted more felony cases than all other El Paso County District Attorney prosecutors. I was also named one of three "Top DUI Attorneys" and was listed in
Colorado Springs Style Magazine in January 2014. This means that my defense firm understands how such cases are litigated and can come up with the aggressive defense you need. Let my Colorado Springs
criminal defense team fight to protect your rights and provide you with the defense you deserve.
Contact our firm right away and we can go over the details of your case together!