Denver Criminal Defense Attorney Wins Case in Jefferson County Colorado

The criminal defense law firm of Matthew Martin successfully defends his client against Vehicular Homicide charges in Jefferson County Colorado saving his client from a possible sentence of 4-12 years in prison. The jury returned a victory of not guilty on March 24, 2017.


Practicing law since 1994, Denver Attorney Matthew A. Martin began developing his instincts in law through the lessons learned as a deputy district attorney. He earned his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan with Cum Laude honors. Denver DUI attorney Martin’s cases range from felonies to misdemeanors. The law practice specializes in DUI, and traffic violations in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, and Jefferson counties.


On March 24, 2017, a Jefferson County Colorado jury returned a not guilty verdict in the People v. Curtis Blodgett case concerning Vehicular Homicide. On July 10, 2016, at approximately 8:50 pm, A bicycle fell from the rooftop bike carrier on a car when it was not properly secure. Two women stopped in the fast lane of travel to retrieve the bicycle from Eastbound 6th Avenue at Indiana in Lakewood Colorado. After retrieving the bicycle and returning it to the owner, the remaining car parked in the fast lane straddling the left shoulder and the fast lane without activating the hazard lights. Curtis Blodgett was driving in the fast lane and struck the rear of their vehicle. The passenger in the vehicle passed away from her injuries. Mr. Blodgett was arrested and charged with Vehicular Homicide DUID based upon his blood results of 4.8 Ng/ml or marijuana. The jury acquitted Mr. Blodgett based upon Mr. Martin’s argument that he was not driving under the influence of marijuana. The person driving the other vehicle was grossly negligent in parking in the fast lane of travel, in a 65 mph zone, after sunset, in an area without a clear line of sight to approaching cars, without her hazard lights activated.


Mr. Blodgett was facing a possible sentence of 4-12 years in prison plus five (5) years of parole if convicted. Mr. Martin said “I believe my client’s actions were not the cause of the accident nor the cause of the death of the victim. Additionally, the blood test results did not support an argument that he was driving under the influence of marijuana.” Mr. Martin’s confidence in his client and his presentation of the facts and evidence in the case were key to this jury trial victory. Matthew Martin’s successfully arguments that the actions of the other driver were to blame rather than his client were prevailing factors in this vehicle homicide case.


The ruling from the jury in the Colorado criminal court effectively ends a nightmare for the Mr. Blodgett, who maintained their innocence from the beginning. “Mr. Blodgett is obviously very relieved and extremely happy this is over. Justice is the final result in this case,” added criminal defense attorney Matthew Martin.


Release ID: 181774