Charges upgraded to aggravated manslaughter after victim of March crash dies

These cases are tough.  Unlike other violent cases, you can’t blame the victim.  However, your own client is rarely a horrible person.  However, one stupid night can change the lives of many.  Even worse, the dividing line between aggravated manslaughter and vehicular homicide are unclear.  However, the difference in terms of sentencing is huge.

In this case, Clifford Cooley, Brandon Bullock, and David Colvin, all from Rahway were charged in connection with a March 23rd crash that injured Nicholas Phan-Tran of Edison.  Phan-Tran was in a coma since the accident and died last week. As a result, the charges were upgraded.

The story is here.

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New Jersey Attorney focusing on white collar crime, street crime, business law, identity theft and family law.

Posted on August 24, 2009, in News and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Charges upgraded to aggravated manslaughter after victim of March crash dies.

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