30Many people arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) may spend the night in jail but then will likely be released in the morning based on their own recognizance. However, some others may spend a significantly longer period of time in jail. For example, a Pueblo, Colorado man is currently being held in jail for an extended time on $150,000 bond after a DUI arrest.
Police claim that 34-year-old Danny Case failed to stop at a stop sign at an intersection and sped directly up to yard of his brother and into the house. Tragically, his brother and his six year-old niece were walking into the house at the time and his pickup truck slammed into the girl. She did not survive. Police stated that Case’s speech was slurred, he smelled of alcohol, and had bloodshot eyes. He was arrested and was charged with the following:
- Driving under the influence;
- Vehicular homicide;
- Reckless driving; and
- Failing to show proof of insurance.
Only making matters worse is the fact that Case has three prior convictions for DUI from 2003, 2005, and 2007. He received probation for each of those and, if he is convicted of the most recent charges, his sentence will likely be increased significantly as prior convictions are considered to be an aggravating factor. His sentence will be in addition to any grief he is understandably suffering over the loss of his niece.
An experienced defense attorney can help individuals like Mr. Case in a number of ways. First, a lawyer can work to have a bond reduced so that he may await trial from the comfort of his own home. Next, a lawyer can represent you at court appearances and can negotiate with prosecutors to see if a favorable plea bargain may be possible. If there is no plea bargain that is acceptable for a client, an attorney can present evidence on the defendant’s behalf at trial to try to convince a jury that he has been wrongfully accused. Even if the defendant is found guilty, a lawyer can then present any mitigating circumstances to try to get a lesser sentence. These are only a few of the many ways that a defense lawyer can help a person facing serious DUI charges.
Call the Tiftickjian Law Firm in Denver for help with your DUI or related charges
If you have received a DUI, your first call should be to experienced criminal defense attorney Jay Tiftickjian who helps people in and around the Denver area. Mr. Tiftickjian can help you build an aggressive defense strategy so that you can limit the potential penalties as much as possible. Jay Tiftickjian will never hesitate to take your case all the way to trial so that you have a chance to fight your charges. He handles cases ranging from a simple ticket to DUI on its own to DUI along with other, more serious charges, such as vehicular manslaughter. No matter what type of DUI case you may be facing, call today at 303-DUI-5280 to discuss you case today.