Drivers are not only responsible for their own safety but also for others nearby that they may encounter on the roadways. Additionally, they are also responsible for their own passengers. When drivers allegedly fail to follow traffic rules and laws, they can be criminally charged and may also face civil claims for personal injury or wrongful death. One Colorado man is scheduled to appear in criminal court on Halloween regarding the DUI and other charges he faces following a fatal car accident.
The release of case and arrest details in Colorado news media sources can often complicate matters for those formally accused of crimes, whether they are guilty or not. Defendants often find skilled criminal defense attorneys useful when they are facing charges to navigate the criminal justice system and help to manage the public perception. One man faces new arrest charges, and the media has released reports of all other felonies he has been accused of across the country.
Mass shootings are unfortunately part of today's society. Fortunately, there are some cases that are prevented before anyone is harmed. Recently, two Colorado middle school students were arrested and charged with felonies for the plot they purportedly concocted against the students and teachers at their school. Despite the horrific nature of their alleged plans, they are entitled to criminal defense attorneys. Due to their young age, the right attorney can assist them in choosing the best defense strategy with the least impact on their future.
Most people do not anticipate that they may need the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer at any point in their life. Unfortunately, a person's actions may sometimes conflict with the law, and one may end up in need of legal advice. A Colorado woman was recently sentenced to 30 years in prison due to mistakes she made, eventually resulting a conviction for a felony DUI involving assault.
When you drink, you probably have an idea about how much you can have before you are over the legal limit. The problem is that the alcohol content of a drink itself is not the only factor. There are other factors that could play a role in your blood alcohol content and end up causing you to get a DUI despite not drinking more than usual.