Failure to Reduce Speed Causing Death – ALL CHARGES DISMISSED

Client fell asleep at the wheel in his vehicle. When he impacted the vehicle in front of him, the force was so great that the driver of that vehicle was killed. Defendant was arrested and charged with failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident which resulted in death. On the day of trial, we successfully argued that the state of Illinois violated the Defendant’s right to a speedy trial by not having said trial within 160 days. The judge agreed and all charges were dismissed.