Most Fort Collins area residents understand the importance of driving safely and following the laws of Colorado. But sometimes a person makes a bad decision that leads to an accident. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Colorado is a serious crime that is aggressively prosecuted.

An accident recently took the life of a construction worker in Fort Collins. The accident happened at the intersection of Azalea Drive and Prospect Road where a construction crew was working on the city’s broadband. A pickup truck was traveling westbound on Prospect Road when the driver crossed into oncoming traffic and then left the road and hit the crew of four workers. One worker died at the scene and three were seriously injured. The driver of the pickup was arrested and is facing charges for vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and vehicular assault. Police believe the driver was under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident.

When a person is facing serious DUI charges, they may feel scared and uncertain about what is going to happen to them. A legal professional who is skilled in criminal defense can help their client understand their rights and give them the ability to tell their side of the story. An attorney understands that their client is not a bad person and they have numerous ways to fight these charges. They can investigate the circumstances surrounding the arrest and give their client the power and knowledge to overcome the charges.

A serious criminal charge such as a DUI can affect a person for many years. They can lose their license, be ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines and even face jail time. It is important for those who are facing a DUI to understand their legal rights and consult with an attorney.