Careless Driving Resulting in Death or Injury
The relatively minor traffic offense of careless driving becomes significantly more serious when it results in injury or death. At the same time, careless driving resulting in death and careless driving resulting in injury are significantly less serious versions of their felony counterparts, vehicular homicide and vehicular assault, respectively. The essence of careless driving is driving without due regard to the road, traffic and other conditions. In short, careless driving is driving inattentively.
Careless driving resulting in death and careless driving resulting in injury are both Class 1 traffic misdemeanors, and are punishable by a possible maximum sentence of one (1) 1 year in the county jail.
Click below to read the official Colorado statutory definition for this offense:
Careless driving (42-4-1402)
- In a Boulder County case where his client was charged with Careless Driving Resulting in Death after his truck lost control during a downpour and collided with a vehicle in an opposite lane of traffic, causing the death of the young daughter of the other driver, Alexander Garlin has obtained a Not Guilty verdict from a Boulder jury. During this emotionally charged trial, the prosecution failed to prove that the client had driven poorly at any time leading up to the loss of control, and thereby failed to prove negligence.
Alexander Garlin has experience in providing criminal defense of careless driving, careless driving resulting in death, and careless driving resulting in injury charges. Whether you contact Garlin Driscoll, LLC, or other qualified attorneys, we recommend that you do so without delay so that you can better understand your circumstances, and thereby promote informed decision making that could significantly improve the ultimate outcome of your case.
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