Cars can be dangerous weapons, as can motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles and aircraft. If someone has been injured by your vehicle while you were operating it, you may be charged with vehicular assault. If you are facing charges, you need a defense attorney right away.
Understanding Ohio Vehicular Assault
Vehicular assault is the use of a motor vehicle, which causes harm to another or another’s unborn. Vehicular assault may not always be intentional. It is possible to face charges if your vehicle caused harm to someone else because of a traffic violation like speeding or driving recklessly.
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Circumstances surrounding the incident may result in a charge of aggravated vehicular assault. For instance, if someone was injured:
- By a driver who was operating the vehicle under the influence (OVI/DUI)
- By a driver who was driving on a suspended license
- By a driver who has been convicted of or pled guilty to previous vehicular manslaughter charges
the driver may face aggravated vehicular assault charges, which can be felonies of the third or second degrees, and face a mandatory prison term.
Vehicular Assault Defenses
If you’re facing charges of vehicular assault or aggravated vehicular assault, you need a defense attorney right away. Consulting an attorney early in your case may ensure that the most options and best defense strategies are still available to you.
We have helped clients in the Wooster, OH area fight vehicular assault charges. We know Ohio laws, and know how to build effective defenses. We will investigate your case and do everything we can to represent your best interest.