Q: Son was in a single-car accident. Should he plead guilty or go to trial? Charges: careless driving with bodily harm
My son is 18 and rolled his car after he fell asleep at the wheel. No impairment. His friend, a minor, was in the passenger seat and received very minor injuries. He was transported to the hospital (protocol for a minor) and released within hours.
My son initially pled not-guilty, and now his case is going to trial. Seems very excessive for a single car accident with no property damage, and only scrapes and bruises resulting. Are there any other options at this point?
A: Only a Colorado attorney is qualified to answer your question, but it remains open for two weeks and time is of the essence. I hope both kids are okay. Don't lose further time awaiting a reply here - the Car Accidents category is more about the civil side of things in terms of injury claims - this question might have been better off in the Criminal Law section. At this point, just reach out to Colorado defense attorneys in or near the county where this happened for an initial consult. See the tab above (Find-a-Lawyer), or search independently on your own. Good luck
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