Vehicular Assault Charges
Vehicular assault is a much more serious matter than simply having to deal
with an insurance company. If you cause substantial bodily harm to another
person at the time you are operating a vehicle, you may be charged with
vehicular assault. You could face criminal charges regardless of whether
the person who is injured is a pedestrian, a passenger or driver in another
vehicle, or the passenger in your car.
Grounds for a vehicular assault charge include causing injury to another while:
- Driving carelessly or recklessly
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/ or drugs
- Driving while your license is suspended or revoked
In New York, if a driver seriously injures someone while he or she is under
the influence or has a blood alcohol content (BAC) level above 0.18%,
then the driver could be found guilty of first-degree vehicular assault.
This charge is treated as a more serious crime than driving under the
influence with a BAC level below 0.18% or causing serious injury to another
without driving recklessly.
Take Action After Being Charged with Vehicular Assault
If you have been charged with vehicular assault, it is essential that you
contact our firm right away. With more than 40 years of combined experience,
we know how to protect our clients' rights and we know what it takes
to properly review your case and build the strongest defense possible.
When you work with our firm, we can help you determine whether you have
grounds to petition for dismissal of the charges against you, need to
explore plea options, or need us to represent you at trial.
When your driver's license, reputation, and future are at stake, make
sure you are working with an attorney you can trust. In addition to your
driver's license being in jeopardy after such an incident, a professional
license also could be subject to review. We have experience defending
licensed professionals, including those in the medical and legal fields,
in cases of
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today to learn how we may be able to represent you.