Aggravated Assault by Vehicle
If you switched lanes recklessly, ran into another car and seriously injured the occupant, you may be charged with aggravated assault by vehicle. You probably feel frightened and regretful about what happened, and you may be dreading the repercussions. You are facing felony charges that can result in prison and heavy fines.
If you are arrested, you will need to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately who will stand by you in this stressful time and provide a strong and effective defense.
What You Need To Know About Aggravated Assault By Vehicle
In Pennsylvania, aggravated assault by vehicle occurs if a driver recklessly or with gross negligence causes the serious injury of another person while violating another law, such as speeding or drag racing.
Aggravated assault by vehicle does not cover traffic injuries caused when a driver is DUI. That is a different offense that falls under a separate law.
Aggravated assault by vehicle is a third degree felony. You can face up to seven years in prison as well as fines up to $15,000.
If the injury occurred in an active work zone, the driver can draw up to two additional years in prison.
What To Do If The Police Arrest You
- Do not try to talk your way out of the arrest.
- If the police question you repeatedly, politely refuse to answer their questions and tell then you want a lawyer.
How A Lawyer Will Help
When you are up against a traffic violation, you need an attorney who will stand by you every step of the way, work hard to discredit any evidence – and work with you to determine your best course of action.
Pennsylvania Traffic Violation Law
Traffic violation is described and defined under The Pennsylvania Code under Title 75. Read the code here.
Questions? Contact us today.
Based on the evidence, Fienman Defense will try to get your traffic violation charges dismissed or lowered. Should the case go to a hearing or trial, we will fight to present the strongest defense possible for your situation.