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 assault.
Contact our firm today to learn how we may be able to represent you.