A felony traffic offense can lead to years in prison, the revocation of your driving privileges and other extremely negative consequences. If you or someone you love has been charged with vehicular assault, vehicular homicide, eluding or another charge, it is absolutely crucial to work with a lawyer who understands just how much is riding on the outcome of your case. Your lawyer must be able to look closely at the evidence and develop powerful strategies aimed at achieving the best possible result. At the Law Offices of Robert E. Ray, we have the experience and knowledge you need.
Weld County Vehicular Homicide And Assault Defense Attorneys Taking On Felony Traffic Offenses
Our law firm defends every kind of felony traffic offense, including:
- Vehicular homicide: When a person operates a motor vehicle in a reckless manner and another person is killed as a result, he or she will be charged with vehicular homicide. In Colorado, vehicular homicide is a class 4 felony, unless the defendant operated his or her vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. In this case, vehicular homicide is a class 3 felony.
- Vehicular assault: Vehicular assault charges involve causing serious bodily injury to another person due to driving or operating a vehicle in a reckless manner. Vehicular assault is a class 5 felony unless the defendant operated his or her vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, in which case it is a class 4 felony.
- Eluding: In order to prove eluding, the state must prove the defendant knew or should have known he or she was being pursued by a police officer. In addition, the state must prove the defendant drove recklessly and knowingly eluded or attempted to elude a police officer. Eluding is a class 5 felony. Enhanced charges apply when someone is injured or killed as a result.
- Aggravated driving with a revoked license: If you are classified as a habitual offender and then commit an additional driving crime, such as DUI, DWAI, reckless driving or eluding, you face a class 6 felony charge.
- Leaving the scene of an accident: Under Colorado law, any driver involved in an accident causing injury or death must provide his or her name, address and vehicle registration number. Leaving the scene of an accident without providing this information is a class 4 felony when there is a serious injury and a class 3 felony when there is a death.
Our Greeley felony traffic offense attorneys will find any flaws in the state's evidence or any procedural shortcomings that could lead to a dismissal of the charges. If we believe trial is the best way to resolve your case, we will make a compelling presentation to a jury and judge. Our tenacity and skill has served our clients well over our firm's lengthy history.
Contact The Law Offices Of Robert E. Ray
Please complete our online contact form or call 970-351-6083 to discuss your situation. For our clients' convenience, we are available on evenings and weekends by appointment. We also have a Spanish interpreter on staff.