There are a variety of crimes involving automobiles. While drag racing and drive-by shootings are examples of some less common crimes, below is a fairly extensive list of the more common automobile crimes.
Drunk Driving, DUI & DWI
Drunk driving, often referred to as "driving under the influence" (DUI) or "driving while intoxicated" (DWI), is a serious issue, and every state treats it as such. Below are several links explaining the basics of drunk driving.
- What Constitutes Drunk Driving, DUI & DWI?
- Do Fines For DUI & DWI Vary From State to State?
- What Are Some Common Defenses To DUI & DWI?
- Consequences of a DUI & DWI
- What Can You Do if You Are Arrested for Drunk Driving, DUI & DWI?
- DUI & DWI Resulting in Vehicular Homicide
Examples of Serious Automobile Crimes
While drive-by shootings would certainly fall into this category, they are not as common as the crimes listed below. If someone is accused of any of the below, they are most certainly facing felony charges and should seek legal advice immediately.
- Vehicular Manslaughter
- Car Jacking
- Grand Theft Auto
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident, or a Hit and Run
- Refusing to Stop for a Police Officer
- Vehicular Assault
- Reckless Driving
Speeding and Moving Violations
Perhaps the most common of crimes involving cars, nearly everyone has been cited with a speeding or moving violation. If they have not, the chances are they will at some point in their life.
- What Is a Speeding or Moving Violation?
- Fighting a Traffic Ticket
- Surveillance and Red Light Camera Tickets?
- Punishment for Traffic Tickets
Seeking Legal Advice
If you have been accused of any of the above, it would be wise to consult a local criminal defense lawyer. These links lay out the basics, but in no way can offer as much insight as an attorney can. Moreover, because the information above in informational, and it is always ill-advised to represent oneself, meeting with a lawyer in your area is the best way to ensure your rights are protected.