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We can help defend against felony DWI charges

When people in Colorado Springs hear that someone has been charged with a felony DWI, they may envision someone who has repeatedly gotten behind the wheel drunk and has repeatedly been caught. In fact, though, even a person who makes a one-time mistake can wind up facing a felony charge under the right circumstances.

An overview of field sobriety tests

Even residents of Colorado Springs who have not had the misfortune of being pulled over on suspicion of a DWI may be aware through popular media that Colorado officers perform a relatively standard battery of tests whenever they believe that a driver that they have stopped may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

What constitutes 'vehicular homicide' in Colorado?

Last week's post discussed a recent and tragic case in which a young man was charged with vehicular homicide following a car accident that left his passenger, a young woman, dead. Police accuse the young man of driving under the influence of alcohol, and have also filed the homicide charge against him because someone died. Many residents of Colorado Springs, especially in light of this story, may also wonder what exactly "vehicular homicide" is and how that crime differs from other types of homicide like murder and manslaughter.

Fatal accident investigation produces vehicular homicide charges

A recent accident on the north side of Colorado Springs has the driver facing significant criminal charges. According to a news report, the accident occurred in the early hours of the morning on interstate 25 in the area north of the Fillmore Street exit. According to police, a northbound car lost control, left the highway and hit a tree.

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