What is Vehicular Assault?

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If you are driving and cause an injury accident, you may have bigger issues than dealing with your insurance company.  Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be charged with the crime of vehicular assault.

You can be found guilty of vehicular assault if you operate or drive a vehicle in a reckless manner which then causes substantial bodily harm to another.  The injured person can be a pedestrian, in another vehicle, or a passenger in your vehicle. 

Vehicular assault charges are often added if a person involved in an injury accident was driving while intoxicated.  These charges are added on top of the usual drunk driving charges.

If you have been charged with vehicular assault, you should consult with a lawyer as soon as possible.  An experienced attorney can review your case and let you know what your rights, responsibilities, and possible defenses are.

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Last Modified: 03-31-2011 02:27 PM PDT

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