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DUIs & Fatalities: Lifetime Consequences

Matthew Cordle, a 22-year-old kid embarking on adulthood, awoke confused in a hospital bed by police who informed him that he had just killed a man. It was sobering, in more ways than one. And just like that, life as he knew it was over. He yelled "I didn't kill anyone, I didn't do it" and he refused to give a blood sample.

Trial Begins for Woman Facing Manslaughter Charges After 405 Freeway Crash

Posted By The Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman || 2-Apr-2014

On Tuesday, the trial began for a woman facing manslaughter and gross negligence charges following a 2011 freeway crash that claimed the life of a college student. The rear-end accident occurred on the 405 freeway in Westminster.

Teen Responsible for Fatal Crash Receives No Jail Time

Posted By The Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman || 8-Feb-2014

Judge Claims "Affluenza" Defense Did Not Affect Her Decision

Affluenza is a term coined to describe a condition caused by the pursuit of materialism. Many have called this the "Keeping Up with the Joneses" condition. 17-year-old Ethan Couch's very public trial brought affluenza to the public eye after driving drunk and killing four people. Rather than jail time, Couch received 10 years' probation, sparking outrage from the victims' families.

O.C. Man Charged with Manslaughter after DUI Incident

Posted By The Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman || 7-Feb-2013

Anaheim resident, A.S., has been charged with killing three women after hitting them with his car. He was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol when the incident occurred. Around 11:00 on February 9, the victims were reportedly walking home from a baby shower when they decided to cross at Western and Del Monte. There was no marked crosswalk at this spot, but the prosecutors say that doesn't matter since pedestrians are allowed to cross in an unmarked intersection and they have the right of way.

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