REDUCED | Vehicular Manslaughter and Aggravated Assault Ms. C was accused of traveling 80 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone with barbiturates in her system when an accident occurred taking the lives of two people and injuring three others. We were able to show that there was a faulty drug analysis and were not barbiturates in her system. In addition, by performing an accident reconstruction, along with analyzing the “black box” (data recorder) in her vehicle, we proved that her speed was not 80 miles per hour. After numerous plea negotiations we finally obtained a plea for Negligent Homicide, which involved probation and two years of jail (with work release). Her original exposure was as high as 42 years in prison.
Maricopa County Superior Court No. CR2004-014836