If you have been driving or operating a vehicle in a reckless manner which resulted in the injury of another person, you may be charged with vehicular assault. There are serious consequences if you are convicted of this crime.
The penalty for vehicular assault usually includes some jail time. The amount of time given by the courts varies a great deal from case to case. Sentences can range from a few months to a few years. Some factors that affect the sentencing include the number of people injured, the severity of the injuries, the details of the accident, and your prior criminal record.
In addition, you will likely have your driver’s license suspended once you get out of jail. Licenses are often suspended for 1 to 3 years, but in some circumstances they can be permanently revoked.
If you have been charged with vehicular assault, you should seek the services of a lawyer immediately. An experienced criminal defense attorney can review your case and advise your rights and responsibilities, as well as any potential defenses available to you.