Vehicular Assault Laws
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What Is Vehicular Assault?
If someone is driving and cause an accident, and that accident results in injuries, they may have bigger issues than dealing with their insurance company. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, they may be charged with the crime of vehicular assault. Vehicular assault is typically a felony, and as such carries severe consequences.
When May an Accident Be Considered Vehicular Assault?
A driver who has caused an accident may be found guilty of vehicular assault if they were operating their vehicle in a reckless manner, and as a result caused substantial bodily harm to another. The injured person may be:
- A pedestrian
- A passenger in another vehicle
- A passenger in the driver's vehicle.
Vehicular assault charges are often added if a person involved in an injury accident was driving while intoxicated. These charges are usually added on top of the usual drunk driving charges.
Should I Contact a Lawyer?
If you have been charged with vehicular assault, you should consult with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney can review your case and let you know what your rights and possible defenses are.
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Last Modified: 11-09-2016 10:38 AM PST
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