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.