Adam Joseph Rodman was charged with criminal vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident in Anoka county, Minnesota. Rodman was charged with three counts of vehicular homicide. The Anoka County attorney’s office alleged that he hit and killed a 39-year-old Blaine man and fled. The man killed was checking his mailbox when he was struck and killed. The Complaint holds that Rodman was driving between 60 and 70 miles per hour around the neighborhood just after 9 PM. The man who was killed was thrown 100 feet and hit his neighbor’s garage door. Plastic debris and glass were found two blocks from the collision. Officers spotted Rodman’s car and saw a black car with consistent damage to the crash. Rodman’s roommate let them into the home. Rodman was found asleep with a strong odor of alcohol and fresh vomit beside him. Rodman was arrested and also had fresh scrapes on his neck and face. Officer’s obtained a search warrant for his blood for the blood alcohol concentration. Rodman has a prior first degree damage to property case and a pending speeding ticket from January 2016.
Criminal vehicular homicide carries a penalty of up to 10 years in jail and up to $20,000 in fines. Criminal vehicular homicide charges can be defended in court. Call an experienced Anoka county criminal defense lawyer. In some cases, an experienced Anoka county criminal defense lawyer can argue causation or identity, etc. The defense will be dependent on the specific facts of your case. Causation for instance means that a defense lawyer can argue that it was perhaps another driver that caused the death if there were multiple cars involved in the accident. For instance, it can be argued that the charged individual’s car was not what caused the accident and it could be argued that the driver of the other vehicle caused the accident. Perhaps the other driver was on his phone and not paying attention. A criminal defense lawyer in Anoka County will need to look at the evidence to figure out how the accident or crash occurred. Equipment failures could also be another defense to criminal vehicular homicide, i.e something happening with the car that caused the crash that was out of the driver’s control.
In Minnesota, a person in guilty of criminal vehicular homicide when a person causes the death of a human not constituting murder or manslaughter as a result of operating a motor vehicle in a grossly negligent manner or in a negligent manner while on the influence of alcohol of/and a controlled substance. The alcohol concentration needs to be .08 or more as measured within two hours of the time of driving or under the influence of a hazardous substance or any controlled substance listed in schedule I or II. If you have been charged with criminal vehicular homicide and are unsure what your possible defenses are, contact Keller Law Offices. If you need clarification of what drugs are schedule I or II, contact the attorneys at Keller Law Offices. It has not yet been reported what Rodman’s alcohol content was at the time of the crash.
If you have been charged with a DUI or criminal vehicular homicide in Minnesota, contact a Minnesota defense lawyer right away. Rodman will need a defense attorney to fight his charges. Contact Keller Law Offices for a free consultation. Max Keller is a Minnesota defense attorney and has been practicing criminal law for 17 years. Call 952-912-1421 today and visit the firms website at www.kellerlawoffices.com. Do not make any statements to the police or admit to drinking alcohol. Contact a lawyer as soon as you make contact with the police. If you are asked to take a blood or urine sample, tell the office you will not submit to a test without a search warrant. Here, the officers properly obtained a search warrant before taking a sample of Rodman’s blood.